|Member of Parliament
for Central Devon
6 May 2010
|Preceded by||Constituency Created|
|Born||30 September 1961|
|Alma mater||St Edmund Hall, Oxford|
|Religion||Church of England|
Melvyn John Stride (30 September 1961) is a British Conservative Party politician. He 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.`
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. He was the first A-Lister to be selected.
In the financial year 2012-2013 he claimed £3,223.64 in expenses for gas, electricity and water bills, the eighth highest such claim.
Data covering 7th May 2010 to 31st October 2014 ranked him as having the lowest cost of any MP in Devon and 39th in Parliament based on cost per Parliamentary vote exercised. 
- The London Gazette: . 13 May 2010.
- "Mel Stride has become the first Central Devon MP". North Devon Journal. 7 May 2010. Retrieved 10 May 2010.
- Rosemary Bennett, The A-list in The Times dated June 12, 2006, at timesonline.co.uk
- Official site
- Mel Stride MP Conservative Party profile
- Central Devon Conservatives
- Voting record at Public Whip
- Record in Parliament at TheyWorkForYou
- Profile at Westminster Parliamentary Record
- Profile at BBC News Democracy Live
- Official channel at YouTube
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