Dame Caroline Alice Spelman DBE MP (née Cormack, born 4 May 1958) is an English politician. She was born in Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire. She is the Meriden constituency in England. She was first elected in the 1997 general election.
In May 2010 she became 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. She served in this role until September 2012, when she was dismissed in a cabinet reshuffle. In 2015, she became Second Church Estates Commissioner.
She is a member of the Conservative Party.
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- "Privy Council appointments, 13 May 2010". Privy Council. Archived from the original on 11 June 2011. Retrieved 26 July 2010. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
- Hope, Christopher (6 September 2012). "David Cameron in ageism row over sacking of Caroline Spelman, 54, in reshuffle". ISSN 0307-1235. Retrieved 29 May 2019.
- "The Second Church Estates Commissioner". Dame Caroline Spelman MP. Archived from the original on 29 May 2019. Retrieved 29 May 2019.