James Cleverly

Minister of State (Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office)

Conservative MP for Braintree

@jamescleverly https://facebook.com/james.cleverly

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James Cleverly’s voting in Parliament

James Cleverly is a Conservative MP, and on the vast majority of issues votes the same way as other Conservative MPs.

However, James Cleverly sometimes differs from their party colleagues, such as:

We have lots more plain English analysis of James Cleverly’s voting record on issues like health, welfare, taxation and more. Visit James Cleverly’s full vote analysis page for more.

James Cleverly has never rebelled against their party in the current parliament. Find out more.

Recent appearances

  • Written Answers — Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: Jerusalem: Palestinians 29 Apr 2021

    We are watching developments in Jerusalem closely, and call on all sides to reduce tensions, restore calm and avoid provocation. Israeli police and security forces must ensure that any and all use of force against civilians is proportionate and does not serve to further enflame the situation. We urge Israel to investigate any accusations of excess use of force.
  • Written Answers — Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: Egypt: Overseas Aid 29 Apr 2021

    The FCDO's aid budget has been allocated in line with the UK strategic objectives set out in the Integrated Review, amid the challenging financial climate of COVID-19. We have prioritised our aid to be more strategic and remain a force for good across the world. Allocation decisions took into account a range of factors, including qualitative and quantitative analyses of draft business plans...
  • Written Answers — Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: Jordan: Overseas Aid 29 Apr 2021

    The FCDO's aid budget has been allocated in line with the UK strategic objectives set out in the Integrated Review, amid the challenging financial climate of COVID-19. We have prioritised our aid to be more strategic and remain a force for good across the world. Allocation decisions took into account a range of factors, including qualitative and quantitative analyses of draft business plans...

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Conservative MP for Braintree

Entered the House of Commons on 8 May 2015 — General election

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Topics of interest

James Cleverly campaigned to leave the European Union Source: BBC

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office
  • Ministry of Defence
  • Cabinet Office
  • Home Office
  • Scotland Office
  • Commonwealth Secretariat: Finance
  • Commonwealth Secretariat: Public Appointments
  • MOD Wethersfield
  • Elections: Fraud
  • Welfare State: Scotland

Currently held offices

  • Minister of State (Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office) (since 2 Sep 2020)

Other offices held in the past

  • Minister of State (Foreign and Commonwealth Office) (Joint with the Department for International Development) (13 Feb 2020 to 2 Sep 2020)
  • Minister without Portfolio (24 Jul 2019 to 13 Feb 2020)
  • Co-Chair, Conservative Party (24 Jul 2019 to 13 Feb 2020)
  • Party Chair, Conservative Party (24 Jul 2019 to 6 Nov 2019)
  • The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union (4 Apr 2019 to 24 Jul 2019)
  • Deputy Chair, Conservative Party (8 Jan 2018 to 4 Apr 2019)
  • Member, Consolidation, &c., Bills (Joint Committee) (6 Nov 2017 to 6 Nov 2019)
  • Member, International Trade Committee (31 Oct 2016 to 3 May 2017)
  • Member, Consolidation, &c., Bills (Joint Committee) (9 Nov 2015 to 3 May 2017)

Previous MPs in this constituency

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Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 12 Apr 2021.

6. Land and property portfolio: (i) value over £100,000 and/or (ii) giving rental income of over £10,000 a year
House in Lewisham, owned jointly with my wife: (i) and (ii). (Registered 04 June 2015)
8. Miscellaneous
Officer in the Reserve Forces. I have received no payments since my election. (Registered 04 June 2016; updated 27 October 2016)

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