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Dame Caroline Alice Spelman DBE is a Conservative Party politician in the United Kingdom who has served as the Member of Parliament for Meriden in the West Midlands since 1997. From May 2010 to September 2012 she was the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs in David Cameron's coalition cabinet, and was sworn as a Privy Counsellor on 13 May 2010.

The Right Honourable

DBE MP
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Second Church Estates Commissioner
Assumed office
21 May 2015
Prime Minister David Cameron
Theresa May
Preceded by Tony Baldry
Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
In office
12 May 2010 – 4 September 2012
Prime Minister David Cameron
Preceded by Hilary Benn
Succeeded by Owen Paterson
Shadow Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government
In office
19 January 2009 – 12 May 2010
Leader David Cameron
Preceded by Eric Pickles
Succeeded by John Denham
In office
15 March 2004 – 2 July 2007
Leader Michael Howard
David Cameron
Preceded by David Curry
Succeeded by Eric Pickles
Chairman of the Conservative Party
In office
2 July 2007 – 19 January 2009
Leader David Cameron
Preceded by Francis Maude
Succeeded by Eric Pickles
Shadow Secretary of State for the Environment
In office
10 November 2003 – 15 March 2004
Leader Michael Howard
Preceded by David Lidington
Succeeded by Richard Ottaway
Shadow Minister for Women
In office
14 September 2001 – 15 March 2004
Leader Iain Duncan Smith
Michael Howard
Preceded by Theresa May
Succeeded by Eleanor Laing
Shadow Secretary of State for International Development
In office
18 September 2001 – 10 November 2003
Leader Iain Duncan Smith
Preceded by Gary Streeter
Succeeded by John Bercow
Member of Parliament
for Meriden
Assumed office
1 May 1997
Preceded by Iain Mills
Majority 16,253 (31.2%)
Personal details
Born Caroline Alice Cormack
(1958-05-04) 4 May 1958 (age 58)
Bishop's Stortford, England
Political party Conservative
Spouse(s) Mark Spelman
Children 3
Alma mater Queen Mary University of London
Religion Anglicanism
Website Official website

Dame Caroline Alice Spelman DBE (née Cormack; born 4 May 1958) is a Conservative Party politician in the United Kingdom who has served as the Member of Parliament (MP) for Meriden in the West Midlands since 1997. From May 2010 to September 2012 she was the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs in David Cameron's coalition cabinet, and was sworn as a Privy Counsellor on 13 May 2010.

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Caroline Spelman MP talks about the Bible and Politics

MP's talk to Bible Society about the Bible and Politics.

Caroline Spelman Badger Statement 14 Dec 2011

Caroline Spelman's Statement to the House of Commons today, stating that the government will go ahead with badger cull in two, yet to be decided areas.