Mel Stride Portrait

Mel Stride

Conservative - Central Devon

First elected: 6th May 2010

Secretary of State for Work and Pensions

(since October 2022)

Mel Stride is not a member of any APPGs
Treasury Sub-Committee on Financial Services Regulations
20th Jun 2022 - 26th Oct 2022
Treasury Committee
27th Jan 2020 - 25th Oct 2022
Liaison Committee (Commons)
20th May 2020 - 25th Oct 2022
Treasury Committee Sub-Committee on Financial Services Regulations
20th Jun 2022 - 20th Jun 2022
Cultural Objects (Protection From Seizure) Bill
9th Nov 2021 - 17th Nov 2021
Treasury Committee
23rd Oct 2019 - 6th Nov 2019
Liaison Committee (Commons)
23rd Oct 2019 - 6th Nov 2019
House of Commons Commission
23rd May 2019 - 6th Nov 2019
Speaker's Committee for the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority
23rd May 2019 - 6th Nov 2019
Lord President of the Council and Leader of the House of Commons
23rd May 2019 - 24th Jul 2019
Public Accounts Commission
23rd May 2019 - 24th Jul 2019
Financial Secretary to the Treasury and Paymaster General
12th Jun 2017 - 23rd May 2019
Comptroller (HM Household) (Deputy Chief Whip, House of Commons)
18th Jul 2016 - 12th Jun 2017
Lord Commissioner (HM Treasury) (Whip)
13th May 2015 - 17th Jul 2016
Assistant Whip (HM Treasury)
15th Jul 2014 - 30th Mar 2015
Northern Ireland Affairs Committee
26th Jul 2010 - 28th Nov 2011


Division Voting information

During the current Parliament, Mel Stride has voted in 780 divisions, and 1 time against the majority of their Party.

18 Oct 2022 - Public Order Bill - View Vote Context
Mel Stride voted No - against a party majority and against the House
One of 103 Conservative No votes vs 113 Conservative Aye votes
Tally: Ayes - 297 Noes - 110
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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)
(46 debate interactions)
Rishi Sunak (Conservative)
Prime Minister, First Lord of the Treasury, Minister for the Civil Service, and Minister for the Union
(32 debate interactions)
Stephen Timms (Labour)
(18 debate interactions)
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Department Debates
Department for Work and Pensions
(438 debate contributions)
HM Treasury
(52 debate contributions)
Cabinet Office
(17 debate contributions)
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Legislation Debates
Finance Act 2021
(1,956 words contributed)
Financial Services and Markets Act 2023
(1,241 words contributed)
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Central Devon 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).

Mel Stride has not participated in any petition debates

Latest EDMs signed by Mel Stride

Mel Stride has not signed any Early Day Motions

Commons initiatives

These initiatives were driven by Mel Stride, 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.


Mel Stride has not been granted any Urgent Questions

Mel Stride has not been granted any Adjournment Debates

9 Bills introduced by Mel Stride


A Bill to make provision about additional payments to recipients of means-tested benefits, tax credits and disability benefits.

This Bill received Royal Assent on 23rd March 2023 and was enacted into law.


A Bill to extend the protection from seizure or forfeiture given to cultural objects.

This Bill received Royal Assent on 28th April 2022 and was enacted into law.

Introduced: 1st November 2018

A Bill to grant certain duties, to alter other duties, and to amend the law relating to the national debt and the public revenue, and to make further provision in connection with finance.

This Bill received Royal Assent on 12th February 2019 and was enacted into law.

Introduced: 26th February 2019

To authorise the use of resources for the years ending with 31 March 2018, 31 March 2019 and 31 March 2020; to authorise the issue of sums out of the Consolidated Fund for those years; and to appropriate the supply authorised by this Act for the years ending with 31 March 2018 and 31 March 2019.

This Bill received Royal Assent on 15th March 2019 and was enacted into law.

Introduced: 27th February 2018

To authorise the use of resources for the years ending with 31 March 2017, 31 March 2018 and 31 March 2019; to authorise the issue of sums out of the Consolidated Fund for the years ending 31 March 2018 and 31 March 2019; and to appropriate the supply authorised by this Act for the years ending with 31 March 2017 and 31 March 2018.

This Bill received Royal Assent on 15th March 2018 and was enacted into law.

Introduced: 3rd July 2018

To authorise the use of resources for the year ending with 31 March 2019; to authorise both the issue of sums out of the Consolidated Fund and the application of income for that year; and to appropriate the supply authorised for that year by this Act and by the Supply and Appropriation (Anticipation and Adjustments) Act 2018.

This Bill received Royal Assent on 19th July 2018 and was enacted into law.

Introduced: 28th November 2017

A Bill to grant certain duties, to alter other duties, and to amend the law relating to the national debt and the public revenue, and to make further provision in connection with finance.

This Bill received Royal Assent on 15th March 2018 and was enacted into law.

Introduced: 6th September 2017

A Bill to grant certain duties, to alter other duties, and to amend the law relating to the national debt and the public revenue, and to make further provision in connection with finance.

This Bill received Royal Assent on 16th November 2017 and was enacted into law.

Introduced: 4th July 2017

This Bill received Royal Assent on 19th July 2017 and was enacted into law.

Mel Stride has not co-sponsored any Bills in the current parliamentary sitting


Mel Stride has not asked any Written Questions in the current parliament