Who is Mel Stride's wife Michelle? | The Sun

MEL STRIDE is the Conservative MP for Central Devon, the former Leader of the House of Commons, and also a proud family man.

The Tory MP is married to Michelle Stride. Here is what we know about his wife:

Who is Mel Stride's wife Michelle?

Michelle Stride has publicly supported her husband during his political career.

When Theresa May lost her majority in the House of Commons in 2017, Mel managed to hold onto his seat in Central Devon – where he has been an MP since 2010 – and Michelle stood by his side.

The pair were pictured together celebrating Mel's success.

The politician's wife supported him again in 2019 when he was re-elected as the MP for Central Devon.

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Michelle accompanied Mel as the official vote count was revealed at around 4:40am.

After successfully retaining his seat, Mel addressed his supporters: "I am very grateful to everyone who came out to vote for me and indeed for everyone who voted. The best way to preserve our democracy is to participate in it and I am encouraged that turnout in Central Devon was 77.5 per cent – 10 per cent higher than the national average."

The Conservative MP served under Theresa May as Financial Secretary to the Treasury and Paymaster General from 2017 to 2019.

He publicly backed Rishi Sunak during the Tory Leadership race, following Boris Johnson's resignation and has since congratulated Sunak on becoming Prime Minister.

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When did they get married?

Mel and Michelle keep their relationship out of the public eye.

We do know that the pair got married during the summer season.

In July 2019, Mel posted a photo to his Twitter account, commemorating their wedding anniversary celebrations, writing: "Wedding anniversary weekend with a walk around the Roman Walls near Silchester. A special day all round."

Do they have any children?

Mel and Michelle have three daughters.

The conservative MP's Twitter bio says: "Proud to be part of a happy family and father of three girls."

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The couple live in Devon, where Mel has been an MP since 2010.

Mel, 61, and his wife, Michelle, keep their children out of the limelight.

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