Mel Stride

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The Right Honourable
Mel Stride
MP
Official portrait of Mel Stride crop 2.jpg
Paymaster General
Assumed office
13 June 2017
Prime Minister Theresa May
Preceded by Ben Gummer
Financial Secretary to the Treasury
Assumed office
12 June 2017
Prime Minister Theresa May
Chancellor Philip Hammond
Preceded by Jane Ellison
Comptroller of the Household
In office
17 July 2016 – 12 June 2017
Prime Minister Theresa May
Preceded by Gavin Barwell
Succeeded by Christopher Pincher
Lord Commissioner of the Treasury
In office
13 May 2015 – 17 July 2016
Prime Minister David Cameron
Preceded by Harriett Baldwin
Succeeded by Andrew Griffiths
Member of Parliament
for Central Devon
Assumed office
6 May 2010
Preceded by Constituency established
Majority 15,680 (29.1%)
Personal details
Born (1961-09-30) 30 September 1961 (age 56)
Political party Conservative
Alma mater St Edmund Hall, Oxford
Website Official website

Melvyn John Stride[1] (born 30 September 1961)[2] is a British Conservative Party politician. Stride was appointed Financial Secretary to the Treasury and Paymaster General in the Second May ministry in June 2017, replacing Jane Ellison and Ben Gummer, who both lost their seats during the snap general election.

Early life[edit]

Mel Stride was born in Ealing, 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]

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. 

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