Mel Stride

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Mel Stride

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Paymaster General
Assumed office
13 June 2017
Prime MinisterTheresa May
Preceded byBen Gummer
Financial Secretary to the Treasury
Assumed office
12 June 2017
Prime MinisterTheresa May
ChancellorPhilip Hammond
Preceded byJane Ellison
Comptroller of the Household
In office
17 July 2016 – 12 June 2017
Prime MinisterTheresa May
Preceded byGavin Barwell
Succeeded byChristopher Pincher
Lord Commissioner of the Treasury
In office
13 May 2015 – 17 July 2016
Prime MinisterDavid Cameron
ChancellorGeorge Osborne
Preceded byHarriett Baldwin
Succeeded byAndrew Griffiths
Member of Parliament
for Central Devon
Assumed office
6 May 2010
Preceded byConstituency established
Majority15,680 (29.1%)
Personal details
Born (1961-09-30) 30 September 1961 (age 57)
Political partyConservative
Alma materSt Edmund Hall, Oxford
WebsiteOfficial website

Melvyn John Stride[1] (born 30 September 1961)[2] is a British Conservative Party politician, who has been the Member of Parliament (MP) for Central Devon since 2010. Stride currently serves as Financial Secretary to the Treasury and Paymaster General.

Early life[edit]

Mel Stride was born in Ealing, west London in 1961.[3] He was educated at Portsmouth Grammar School and then St. Edmund Hall, Oxford, where he was elected President of the Oxford Union.

Political career[edit]

Stride was selected as prospective Conservative candidate for Central Devon in June 2006 after his name was added to David Cameron's Conservative A-List in 2006.[4] He was the first A-Lister to be selected.[5]

Stride was elected as Member of Parliament (MP) for Central Devon at the 2010 general election. On 28 October 2011, Stride was appointed Parliamentary Private Secretary to the Minister of State for Further Education, Skills and Lifelong Learning, John Hayes.[6]

Stride was opposed to Brexit prior to the 2016 referendum.[7]

In April 2019 Stride was accused of breaking the Ministerial Code over comments he had made in relation to the Loan Charge.[8][non-primary source needed]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "No. 59418". The London Gazette. 13 May 2010. p. 8740.
  2. ^ "Who's Who". www.ukwhoswho.com. Retrieved 11 June 2017.
  3. ^ "findmypast.co.uk". search.findmypast.co.uk. Retrieved 16 November 2016.
  4. ^ Rosemary Bennett, The A-list in The Times dated 12 June 2006, at timesonline.co.uk
  5. ^ "ConservativeHome's Seats & Candidates blog: Where are the original A-Listers now? The 18 who have been selected for Conservative seats". conservativehome.blogs.com. Retrieved 11 June 2017.
  6. ^ "Mel Stride has become the first Central Devon MP". North Devon Journal. 7 May 2010. Retrieved 10 May 2010.
  7. ^ Goodenough, Tom (16 February 2016). "Which Tory MPs back Brexit, who doesn't and who is still on the fence?". The Spectator. Retrieved 11 October 2016.
  8. ^ "Loan Charge All-Party Parliamentary Group Loan Charge Inquiry" (PDF). Retrieved 8 April 2019. The Loan Charge Inquiry has concluded that the way the Financial Secretary to the Treasury has handled the Loan Charge, including demonstrably seeking to mislead over convictions that he knew are not related to loan arrangements, constitutes a breach of the Ministerial Code.

External links[edit]

Parliament of the United Kingdom
New constituency Member of Parliament
for Central Devon

2010–present
Incumbent
Political offices
Preceded by
Gavin Barwell
Comptroller of the Household
2016–2017
Succeeded by
Christopher Pincher
Preceded by
Ben Gummer
Paymaster General
2017–present
Incumbent
Preceded by
Jane Ellison
Financial Secretary to the Treasury
2017–present