James Cleverly

Foreign Secretary, 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.

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Last updated: 18 May 2022. Learn more about our voting records and what they mean.

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

Recent appearances

  • Written Ministerial Statements — Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: FCDO Update 22 Nov 2022

    As set out in the Autumn Statement 2022, reflecting the significant shock to the economy and public finances, the independent OBR’s forecasts show that the principles for a return to spending 0.7% GNI on Official Development Assistance (ODA) confirmed by Parliament in 2021 have not been met. Consequently, HMG will continue to spend around 0.5% of GNI on ODA until the principles for a return...
  • Missile Incident in Poland 16 Nov 2022

    I find myself in complete agreement with the shadow Foreign Secretary. It is absolutely right that we stand in solidarity with our allies—our formal allies in NATO, and also the Ukrainian people as they defend themselves. He speaks about endurance; I have spoken in the past about the need for strategic endurance, recognising that we must send the message to not just Vladimir Putin, but...
  • Missile Incident in Poland 16 Nov 2022

    My right hon. Friend makes an incredibly important point about the need to send an important message to the world, and indeed to our Ukrainian friends, that we are in it for the long haul—that we do have that strategic endurance, and we will support them until the job is done. My right hon. Friend the Defence Secretary and I have discussed this issue on a number of occasions; indeed, we...

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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: Public Appointments
  • MOD Wethersfield
  • Commonwealth Secretariat: Finance
  • Elections: Fraud
  • Fire and Rescue Services

Currently held offices

  • Foreign Secretary, Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (since 6 Sep 2022)

Other offices held in the past

  • The Secretary of State for Education (7 Jul 2022 to 6 Sep 2022)
  • Minister of State (Minister for Europe) (8 Feb 2022 to 7 Jul 2022)
  • Minister of State (Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office) (2 Sep 2020 to 8 Feb 2022)
  • 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

Public bill committees (Sittings attended)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 14 Nov 2022.

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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