Occasionally rebels against their party in this parliament
How Elizabeth Truss voted on key issues
- Voted very strongly for encouraging occupational pensionsDetails
- Voted strongly for increasing the rate of VATDetails
- Voted very strongly against paying higher benefits over longer periods for those unable to work due to illness or disabilityDetails
- Voted moderately against a more proportional system for electing MPsDetails
- Voted strongly for reducing housing benefit for social tenants deemed to have excess bedrooms (which Labour describe as the "bedroom tax")Details
- Has never voted on replacing Trident with a new nuclear weapons systemDetails
- Voted very strongly against a smoking banDetails
- Voted for Labour's anti-terrorism lawsDetails
- Voted moderately for more EU integrationDetails
- Voted very strongly for equal gay rightsDetails
- Voted strongly for reforming the NHS so GPs buy services on behalf of their patientsDetails
- Voted very strongly against raising welfare benefits at least in line with pricesDetails
- Voted moderately against a referendum on the UK's membership of the EUDetails
- Voted for raising England’s undergraduate tuition fee cap to £9,000 per yearDetails
- Voted very strongly for greater autonomy for schoolsDetails
- Voted for a wholly elected House of LordsDetails
- Voted strongly against restricting the provision of services to private patients by the NHSDetails
- Voted very strongly for a reduction in spending on welfare benefitsDetails
- Voted very strongly for fewer MPs in the House of CommonsDetails
- Voted very strongly for reducing central government funding of local governmentDetails
- Voted very strongly for an equal number of electors per parliamentary constituencyDetails
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Conservative MP for South West Norfolk
Topics of interest
- Innovation and Skills
- Work and Pensions
- GCE A-level
- Higher Education: Admissions
- Maternity Pay
- Railways: East of England
- GCSE: Science
Other offices held in the past
- Member, Justice Committee (29 Nov 2010 to 5 Nov 2012)
Previous MPs in this constituency
Public bill committees (Sittings attended)
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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 80.85% 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") 152 times in debates — below average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)
Register of Members’ Interests
Last updated: 24 Feb 2014.
5. Gifts, benefits and hospitality (UK
Name of donor: Norwich City Football club
Address of donor : Carrow Road, Norwich NR1 1JE
Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: box at football match and lunch for me and my husband; value £2,000
Date of receipt of donation: 24 September 2013
Date of acceptance of donation: 26 December 2013
Donor status: company, registration 00154044
(Registered 6 January 2014)
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