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James Cleverly

Conservative - Braintree

First elected: 7th May 2015

Home Secretary

(since November 2023)

James Cleverly is not a member of any APPGs
8 Former APPG memberships
Ceramics, Commonwealth, Pubs, Racism, Reserve Forces and Cadets, Reserves and Cadets, Showing Racism the Red Card, Trade out of Poverty
Foreign Secretary
6th Sep 2022 - 13th Nov 2023
Secretary of State for Education
7th Jul 2022 - 6th Sep 2022
Minister of State (Minister for Europe)
8th Feb 2022 - 7th Jul 2022
Minister of State (Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office)
2nd Sep 2020 - 8th Feb 2022
Minister of State (Foreign and Commonwealth Office) (Joint with the Department for International Development)
13th Feb 2020 - 2nd Sep 2020
Minister without Portfolio (Cabinet Office)
24th Jul 2019 - 13th Feb 2020
Co-Chair, Conservative Party
24th Jul 2019 - 13th Feb 2020
Consolidation Bills (Joint Committee)
6th Nov 2017 - 6th Nov 2019
Consolidation, &c., Bills (Joint Committee)
6th Nov 2017 - 6th Nov 2019
Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Exiting the European Union)
4th Apr 2019 - 24th Jul 2019
Deputy Chair, Conservative Party
8th Jan 2018 - 4th Apr 2019
International Trade Committee
31st Oct 2016 - 3rd May 2017
Consolidation Bills (Joint Committee)
9th Nov 2015 - 3rd May 2017
Consolidation, &c., Bills (Joint Committee)
9th Nov 2015 - 3rd May 2017


Division Voting information

During the current Parliament, James Cleverly has voted in 543 divisions, and never against the majority of their Party.
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Debates during the 2019 Parliament

Speeches made during Parliamentary debates are recorded in Hansard. For ease of browsing we have grouped debates into individual, departmental and legislative categories.

Sparring Partners
Lindsay Hoyle (Speaker)
(86 debate interactions)
Jim Shannon (Democratic Unionist Party)
Shadow DUP Spokesperson (Human Rights)
(34 debate interactions)
Wayne David (Labour)
Shadow Minister (Middle East and North Africa)
(25 debate interactions)
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Department Debates
Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office
(1216 debate contributions)
Home Office
(325 debate contributions)
Cabinet Office
(11 debate contributions)
Department for Work and Pensions
(9 debate contributions)
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Braintree Petitions

e-Petitions are administered by Parliament and allow members of the public to express support for a particular issue.

If an e-petition reaches 10,000 signatures the Government will issue a written response.

If an e-petition reaches 100,000 signatures the petition becomes eligible for a Parliamentary debate (usually Monday 4.30pm in Westminster Hall).

Petition Debates Contributed

Recognise the state of Palestine to help stop the conflict from Israel. Not recognising the Palestinian state allows Israel to continue their persecution of the Palestinians.

The Government should introduce sanctions against Israel, including blocking all trade, and in particular arms.


Latest EDMs signed by James Cleverly

James Cleverly has not signed any Early Day Motions

Commons initiatives

These initiatives were driven by James Cleverly, and are more likely to reflect personal policy preferences.

MPs who are act as Ministers or Shadow Ministers are generally restricted from performing Commons initiatives other than Urgent Questions.


James Cleverly has not been granted any Urgent Questions

James Cleverly has not been granted any Adjournment Debates

3 Bills introduced by James Cleverly

Introduced: 7th December 2023

Make provision about the removal of certain migrants to the Republic of Rwanda.

Commons Completed
Lords Completed
Ping-Pong

Last Event - Consideration Of Lords
Monday 22nd April 2024
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Introduced: 14th November 2023

A Bill To amend the criminal law; to make provision about criminal justice (including the powers and duties of the police) and about dealing with offenders; to make provision about confiscation and the use of monies in suspended accounts; to make other provision about the prevention and detection of crime and disorder; to make provision about begging, rough sleeping and anti-social behaviour; to make provision about the police; and for connected purposes.

Commons - 60%

Last Event - Committee Stage
Tuesday 30th January 2024

A Bill to confer further powers on the Health and Safety Executive.

Commons - 20%

Last Event - 1st Reading: House Of Commons
Wednesday 24th June 2015

James Cleverly has not asked any Written Questions in the current parliament