Ministerial role

Paymaster General


Current role holder: The Rt Hon Mel Stride MP

Mel Stride MP was appointed Financial Secretary to the Treasury on 12 June 2017 and Paymaster General on 13 June 2017. He was elected the Conservative MP for Central Devon in 2010.


Mel was educated at Portsmouth Grammar School and Oxford University, where he was elected President of the Oxford Union.

Political career

In October 2011 Mel was appointed Parliamentary Private Secretary to the Minister of State for Further Education, Skills and Lifelong Learning, John Hayes. He later served as an Assistant Government Whip from July 2014 until May 2015 and as Government Whip (Lord Commissioner of HM Treasury) from May 2015 until July 2016.

Previous holders of this role

  1. The Rt Hon Ben Gummer

    • 2016 to 2017
  2. The Rt Hon Matt Hancock MP

    • 2015 to 2016
  3. The Rt Hon Lord Maude of Horsham

    • 2010 to 2015