James Cleverly Portrait

James Cleverly

Conservative - Braintree

First elected: 7th May 2015

Home Secretary

(since November 2023)

James Cleverly is not a member of any APPGs
8 Former APPG memberships
Ceramics, Commonwealth, Pubs, Racism, Reserve Forces and Cadets, Reserves and Cadets, Showing Racism the Red Card, Trade out of Poverty
Foreign Secretary
6th Sep 2022 - 13th Nov 2023
Secretary of State for Education
7th Jul 2022 - 6th Sep 2022
Minister of State (Minister for Europe)
8th Feb 2022 - 7th Jul 2022
Minister of State (Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office)
2nd Sep 2020 - 8th Feb 2022
Minister of State (Foreign and Commonwealth Office) (Joint with the Department for International Development)
13th Feb 2020 - 2nd Sep 2020
Minister without Portfolio (Cabinet Office)
24th Jul 2019 - 13th Feb 2020
Co-Chair, Conservative Party
24th Jul 2019 - 13th Feb 2020
Consolidation Bills (Joint Committee)
6th Nov 2017 - 6th Nov 2019
Consolidation, &c., Bills (Joint Committee)
6th Nov 2017 - 6th Nov 2019
Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Exiting the European Union)
4th Apr 2019 - 24th Jul 2019
Deputy Chair, Conservative Party
8th Jan 2018 - 4th Apr 2019
International Trade Committee
31st Oct 2016 - 3rd May 2017
Consolidation Bills (Joint Committee)
9th Nov 2015 - 3rd May 2017
Consolidation, &c., Bills (Joint Committee)
9th Nov 2015 - 3rd May 2017

There are no upcoming events identified
Division Votes
Wednesday 29th November 2023
Data Protection and Digital Information Bill
voted No - in line with the party majority
One of 265 Conservative No votes vs 2 Conservative Aye votes
Tally: Ayes - 209 Noes - 275
Tuesday 28th November 2023
Criminal Justice Bill
I beg to move, That the Bill be now read a Second time.

Victims of crime must have justice, and …
Written Answers
Friday 29th December 2017
Japan: Diplomatic Relations
To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent assessment he has made of UK diplomatic …
Early Day Motions
None available
Tuesday 14th November 2023
Criminal Justice Bill 2023-24
A Bill To amend the criminal law; to make provision about criminal justice (including the powers and duties of the …
MP Financial Interests
Monday 20th March 2023
3. Gifts, benefits and hospitality from UK sources
Name of donor: Glyn Hopkin
Address of donor: private
Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: …
Supported Legislation
Tuesday 4th September 2018
Ceramics (Country of Origin Marking) Bill 2017-19
The Bill failed to complete its passage through Parliament before the end of the session. This means the Bill will …

Division Voting information

During the current Parliamentary Session, James Cleverly has voted in 499 divisions, and never against the majority of their Party.
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Debates during the 2019 Parliament

Speeches made during Parliamentary debates are recorded in Hansard. For ease of browsing we have grouped debates into individual, departmental and legislative categories.

Sparring Partners
Lindsay Hoyle (Speaker)
(78 debate interactions)
Jim Shannon (Democratic Unionist Party)
Shadow DUP Spokesperson (Human Rights)
(31 debate interactions)
Wayne David (Labour)
Shadow Minister (Middle East and North Africa)
(25 debate interactions)
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Department Debates
Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office
(1216 debate contributions)
Home Office
(100 debate contributions)
Cabinet Office
(11 debate contributions)
Department for Work and Pensions
(9 debate contributions)
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Legislation Debates
Criminal Justice Bill 2023-24
(3,627 words contributed)
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Braintree Petitions

e-Petitions are administered by Parliament and allow members of the public to express support for a particular issue.

If an e-petition reaches 10,000 signatures the Government will issue a written response.

If an e-petition reaches 100,000 signatures the petition becomes eligible for a Parliamentary debate (usually Monday 4.30pm in Westminster Hall).

Petitions with highest Braintree signature proportion
Petition Debates Contributed

Recognise the state of Palestine to help stop the conflict from Israel. Not recognising the Palestinian state allows Israel to continue their persecution of the Palestinians.

The Government should introduce sanctions against Israel, including blocking all trade, and in particular arms.

Latest EDMs signed by James Cleverly

James Cleverly has not signed any Early Day Motions

Commons initiatives

These initiatives were driven by James Cleverly, and are more likely to reflect personal policy preferences.

MPs who are act as Ministers or Shadow Ministers are generally restricted from performing Commons initiatives other than Urgent Questions.

James Cleverly has not been granted any Urgent Questions

James Cleverly has not been granted any Adjournment Debates

2 Bills introduced by James Cleverly

Introduced: 14th November 2023

A Bill To amend the criminal law; to make provision about criminal justice (including the powers and duties of the police) and about dealing with offenders; to make provision about confiscation and the use of monies in suspended accounts; to make other provision about the prevention and detection of crime and disorder; to make provision about begging, rough sleeping and anti-social behaviour; to make provision about the police; and for connected purposes.

Commons - 40%

Last Event - 2nd Reading
Tuesday 28th November 2023
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A Bill to confer further powers on the Health and Safety Executive.

Commons - 20%

Last Event - 1st Reading: House Of Commons
Wednesday 24th June 2015

James Cleverly has not asked any Written Questions in the current parliament