Mel Stride

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Mel Stride
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Comptroller of the Household
Assumed office
17 July 2016
Prime Minister Theresa May
Preceded by Gavin Barwell
Lord Commissioner of HM Treasury
In office
13 May 2015 – 17 July 2016
Preceded by Harriett Baldwin
Succeeded by Andrew Griffiths
Member of Parliament
for Central Devon
Assumed office
6 May 2010
Preceded by Constituency Created
Majority 21,265 (39.0%)
Personal details
Born (1961-09-30) 30 September 1961 (age 55)
Nationality British
Political party Conservative
Alma mater St Edmund Hall, Oxford
Religion Church of England

Melvyn John Stride[1] (30 September 1961)[2] is a British Conservative Party politician.

Early life[edit]

Mel Stride was born in Ealing, London in 1961.[3] He was educated at Portsmouth Grammar School and then Oxford University, 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]


  1. ^ "no. 59418". The London Gazette. 13 May 2010. p. 8740. 
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  3. ^ "". Retrieved 2016-11-16. 
  4. ^ Rosemary Bennett, The A-list in The Times dated 12 June 2006, at
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  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. 

External links[edit]

Parliament of the United Kingdom
New constituency Member of Parliament for Central Devon
Political offices
Preceded by
Gavin Barwell
Comptroller of the Household