Mel Stride


Mel Stride was re-elected as Conservative MP for Central Devon on May 7th 2015 with 28436 votes, taking 52.2% of the vote.

Mel was awarded a free place at grammar school and attended Oxford University where he was a keen debater (having been elected, along with William Hague, as President of the Oxford Union). As a hobby he is a qualified tourist guide. In 2005 he won the Tourist Board 'Guide of the Year Award'.

Mel was appointed Parliamentary Private Secretary to the Minister of State for Further Education, Skills and Lifelong Learning, John Hayes in 2008. According to the data covering 7th May 2010 to 31st October 2014 he is having the lowest cost of any MP in Devon and 39th in Parliament based on cost per Parliamentary vote exercised.


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2A Manaton Court, Manaton Close, Matford Business Park, Exeter, EX2 8PF

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01392 823306

Date of Birth

30 September 1961




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House of Commons, London, SW1A 0AA

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020 7219 7037