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Conservative MP for South West Norfolk
- The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Education (since 6 Sep 2012) (note about dates)
- Entered Parliament on 6 May 2010 — General election
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Voting record (from PublicWhip)
How Elizabeth Truss voted on key issues:
- Voted very strongly for greater autonomy for schools. votes
- Voted against a smoking ban. votes
- Voted very strongly for university tuition fees. votes
- Voted for raising England’s undergraduate tuition fee cap to £9,000 per year. votes
- Voted very strongly for increasing the rate of VAT. votes
- Voted strongly for more EU integration. votes
- Voted very strongly for equal gay rights. votes
- Voted for Labour's anti-terrorism laws. votes
- Voted for automatic enrolment in occupational pensions. votes
- Voted very strongly for encouraging occupational pensions. votes
- Voted against a more proportional system for electing MPs. votes
- Voted for replacing Trident. votes
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- Occasionally rebels against their party in this parliament.
Topics of interest
Asks most questions about
- Departments: Education, Business, Innovation and Skills, Justice, Work and Pensions, Treasury
- Subjects (based on headings added by Hansard): GCE A-level, Higher Education: Admissions, Maternity Pay, Railways: East of England, GCSE: Science
(based on written questions asked by Elizabeth Truss and answered by departments)
Public Bill Committees (sittings attended)
- Budget Responsibility and National Audit Bill Committee (4 out of 4)
- Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders bill Committee (18 out of 18)
- Mindfulness in Education (10 Dec 2013)
“I congratulate the hon. Member for Vale of Clwyd (Chris Ruane) on securing this debate. His speech, drawing on his experience as a teacher, was interesting and informative and he highlighted some worrying facts about the mental health of our children and young people. He painted a vivid picture of the age of anxiety in which we live, whether that is as a result of the constant pummelling of...”
- Mindfulness in Education (10 Dec 2013)
“The hon. Gentleman makes an interesting proposal, which I will consider along with the meeting request, but I certainly am interested in understanding more about how mindfulness works in practice. I would therefore like to accept the offer. As I mentioned, we have given schools the freedom to decide which external programmes they use to deliver their curriculum. I am keen to get across the...”
- Written Answers — Education: Directors (10 Dec 2013)
“The executive board has six male executive board members and two female executive board members. The board also has four male non-executive board members and one female non-executive board member. All of the Department's Ministers sit on the departmental board.”
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- Has spoken in 27 debates in the last year — average amongst MPs.
- Has received answers to 0 written questions in the last year — Ministers do not ask written questions.
- Has voted in 80.76% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — above average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
- People have made 3 annotations on this MP’s speeches — below average amongst MPs.
- This MP's speeches, in Hansard, are readable by an average 17–18 year old, going by the Flesch-Kincaid Grade Level score.
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- Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 138 times in debates — below average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)
Register of Members’ Interests
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