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Encyclopedia > Caroline Spelman
Caroline Spelman MP


Incumbent
Assumed office 
2 July 2007
Leader David Cameron
Preceded by Francis Maude

Born 4th May 1958 (aged 50)
Bishop's Stortford, UK
Political party Conservative
Profession Politician
Religion Christian

Caroline Alice Spelman MP (4 May 1958, Bishop's Stortford as Caroline Alice Cormack) is a Conservative politician in the United Kingdom who has served as MP for Meriden, West Midlands since 1997. In July of 2007 she replaced Francis Maude as Conservative Party Chairman in a Shadow Cabinet reshuffle by David Cameron. A Member of Parliament, or MP, is a representative elected by the voters to a parliament. ... If you hold the copyright to an image (e. ... In the United Kingdom, the Chairman of the Conservative Party is responsible for running the party machine, overseeing Conservative Central Office. ... Open seat redirects here. ... is the 183rd day of the year (184th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... For the Canadian ice hockey player, see Dave Cameron. ... Francis Anthony Aylmer Maude (born 4 July 1953) is a British politician, the Conservative Member of Parliament for Horsham, Shadow Minister for the Cabinet Office, Shadow Minster for the Black Country and a member of the Privy Council. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_United_Kingdom. ... , Bishops Stortford is a market town in east Hertfordshire, England, just touching the county boundary with Essex. ... The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland is a country in western Europe, and member of the Commonwealth of Nations, the G8, the European Union, and NATO. Usually known simply as the United Kingdom, the UK, or (inaccurately) as Great Britain or Britain, the UK has four constituent... The Conservative Party, officially though less commonly known as the Conservative and Unionist Party, is a political party in the United Kingdom. ... The Politics series Politics Portal This box:      A politician is an individual who is a formally recognized and active member of a government, or a person who influences the way a society is governed through an understanding of political power and group dynamics. ... For other uses, see Christian (disambiguation). ... A Member of Parliament, or MP, is a representative elected by the voters to a parliament. ... is the 124th day of the year (125th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Jan. ... , Bishops Stortford is a market town in east Hertfordshire, England, just touching the county boundary with Essex. ... The Conservative Party, officially though less commonly known as the Conservative and Unionist Party, is a political party in the United Kingdom. ... The Politics series Politics Portal This box:      A politician is an individual who is a formally recognized and active member of a government, or a person who influences the way a society is governed through an understanding of political power and group dynamics. ... A Member of Parliament, or MP, is a representative elected by the voters to a parliament. ... Meriden is a constituency represented in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. ... The County of West Midlands is a metropolitan county in western central England with a population of around 2,600,000 people. ... Francis Anthony Aylmer Maude (born 4 July 1953) is a British politician, the Conservative Member of Parliament for Horsham, Shadow Minister for the Cabinet Office, Shadow Minster for the Black Country and a member of the Privy Council. ... The Shadow Cabinet (also called the Shadow Front Bench) is a senior group of opposition spokespeople in the Westminster system of government who together under the leadership of the Leader of the Opposition (or the leader of other smaller opposition parties) form an alternative cabinet to the governments, whose... For the Canadian ice hockey player, see Dave Cameron. ...

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Early life

Spelman attended Herts and Essex Grammar School for Girls (now called Hertfordshire and Essex High School) in Warwick Road, Bishop's Stortford, and received a BA First Class in European Studies from University of London's Queen Mary College. The Hertfordshire and Essex High School (Herts and Essex) is a Secondary level school on Warwick Road in Bishops Stortford, Hertfordshire, England. ... A bachelors degree is usually an undergraduate academic degree awarded for a course or major that generally lasts for three, four, or in some cases and countries, five or six years. ... European studies is a field of study offered by many academic colleges and universities that focuses on the current development of European integration. ... Website http://www. ... Affiliations: University of London Association of Commonwealth Universities 1994 Group Website: http://www. ...


She was Sugar Beet commodity secretary for the National Farmer's Union from 1981-4. She was deputy director of the International Confederation of European Beetgrowers (actually La Confédération Internationale des Betteraviers Européens CIBE) in Paris from 1984-9, then a research fellow for the Centre for European Agricultural Studies from 1989-3. She has been Director of Spelman, Cormack and Associates (a food and biotechnology consultancy) from 1989. Two sugar beets - the one on the left has been cultivated to be smoother than the traditional beet, so that it traps less soil. ... The National Farmers Union (NFU) is a member organisation/industry association for farmers in England and Wales. ... This article is about the capital of France. ...


Parliamentary career

Before entering Parliament in 1997, she stood unsuccessfully in the Bassetlaw constituency in Nottinghamshire at the 1992 general election. Bassetlaw is a constituency represented in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. ... Nottinghamshire (abbreviated Notts) is an English county in the East Midlands, which borders South Yorkshire, Lincolnshire, Leicestershire and Derbyshire. ... The United Kingdom general election of 1992 was held on 9 April 1992, and was the fourth consecutive victory for the Conservative Party. ...


In 2001, Iain Duncan Smith appointed Spelman Shadow Secretary of State for International Development, a post she maintained until Duncan Smith's departure as Conservative Party leader. Duncan Smith's successor, Michael Howard, opted for a streamlined Shadow Cabinet and omitted Spelman; however, he later appointed her as a front bench spokeswoman on Environmental Affairs working for Theresa May. In March 2004, Spelman re-entered the Shadow Cabinet as Shadow Secretary of State for Local and Devolved Government Affairs, succeeding David Curry. Under David Cameron's leadership of the Conservative Party, in 2007 she was promoted further to become Conservative Party Chairman. Rt. ... The Shadow Cabinet (also called the Shadow Front Bench) is a senior group of opposition spokespeople in the Westminster system of government who together under the leadership of the Leader of the Opposition (or the leader of other smaller opposition parties) form an alternative cabinet to the governments, whose... The Conservative Party, officially though less commonly known as the Conservative and Unionist Party, is a political party in the United Kingdom. ... The Rt Hon. ... The Shadow Cabinet (also called the Shadow Front Bench) is a senior group of opposition spokespeople in the Westminster system of government who together under the leadership of the Leader of the Opposition (or the leader of other smaller opposition parties) form an alternative cabinet to the governments, whose... In many parliaments and other similar assemblies, seating is typically arranged in banks or rows, with each political party or caucus grouped together. ... A spokesperson (person could be replaced with the gender of the person), or spokesmodel is a person who speaks on behalf of others, but is understood not to be necessarily part of the others (e. ... Theresa Mary May (born in Eastbourne, Sussex, England, on October 1, 1956 as Theresa Mary Brasier) is a British politician, former chairman of the Conservative Party, and Member of Parliament for Maidenhead. ... David Curry The Right Honourable David Maurice Curry (born June 13, 1944) is a British Conservative politician and the Member of Parliament for Skipton and Ripon. ... For the Canadian ice hockey player, see Dave Cameron. ... The Conservative Party, officially though less commonly known as the Conservative and Unionist Party, is a political party in the United Kingdom. ... In the United Kingdom, the Chairman of the Conservative Party is responsible for running the party machine, overseeing Conservative Central Office. ...


On June 6, 2008, Spelman came under some controversy when it was revealed that in 1997 for one year she paid her child's nanny, Tina Haynes, from her parliamentary staffing allowance. Spelman claims that her nanny was also her constituency secretary and hence why she was paid from the public taxpayers' purse. Haynes confirms that occasionally she would answer phonecalls and post documents to other MPs. This claim came as two Conservative MEPs, Giles Chichester and Den Dover were forced to resign amid misuse of funds claims. David Cameron has tasked Spelman with reviewing the use or rather misuse of parliamentary allowances by MPs and MEPs. [1] is the 157th day of the year (158th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2008 (MMVIII) is the current year, a leap year that started on Tuesday of the Anno Domini (or common era), in accordance with the Gregorian calendar. ... The Conservative Party, officially though less commonly known as the Conservative and Unionist Party, is a political party in the United Kingdom. ... Giles Chichester (born 1946) is a British politician, and Member of the European Parliament for the South West England region for the Conservative Party. ... Den Dover (born Densmore Dover 1938) is a British politician, and Member of the European Parliament for the North West England region for the Conservative Party. ... A Member of Parliament, or MP, is a representative elected by the voters of an electoral district to a parliament; in the Westminster system, specifically to the lower house. ... A Member of the European Parliament (English abbreviation MEP)[1] is a member of the European Unions directly-elected legislative body, the European Parliament. ...


Personal life

She married Mark Spelman on April 25 1987 in south-east Kent. They have two sons (born October 1992 and December 1994) and a daughter (born May 1991). She is a trustee of the sometimes-controversial Conservative Christian Fellowship. For other uses, see Kent (disambiguation). ... The Conservative Christian Fellowship is an organisation allied with the British Conservative Party, established in 1990 by Tim Montgomerie and Conservative MP David Burrowes. ...


See also

The Official Loyal Opposition Shadow Cabinet (normally referred to simply as The Shadow Cabinet) is, in British parliamentary practice, a group of members from Her Majestys Loyal Opposition whose job it is to scrutinise their opposite numbers in government and come up with alternative policies. ...

References

  1. ^ BBC article

External links

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Offices held

Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Iain Mills
Member of Parliament for Meriden
1997–
Succeeded by
Incumbent
Political offices
Preceded by
Francis Maude
Chairman of the Conservative Party
2007–
Succeeded by
Incumbent
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Caroline feels that the sector is ripe for new ideas and that international development is a key area in which the Tories can show that they are a party that cares.
Policy announcements on access to medicines and refugees have demonstrated a willingness to address the challenges facing the international community and Caroline is particularly proud of her work in ensuring that the OECD Convention on corruption and bribery was incorporated into the international development bill.
Caroline is keen to talk to experts in the field, NGOs and agencies who work in developing countries as part of the policy review process.
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