Elizabeth Truss

MP, South West Norfolk

South West Norfolk Conservative

Elizabeth Truss campaigned to remain in the European Union

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Elizabeth Truss’s voting in Parliament

Elizabeth Truss is a Conservative MP, and on the vast majority of issues votes the same way as other Conservative MPs.

However, Elizabeth Truss sometimes differs from their party colleagues, such as:

  • Elizabeth Truss consistently voted for removing hereditary peers from the House of Lords, while most Conservative MPs generally voted against. Show votes
  • Elizabeth Truss generally voted for laws to promote equality and human rights, while most Conservative MPs generally voted against. Show votes

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Elizabeth Truss has never rebelled against their party in the current parliament. Find out more.

Recent appearances

  • Written Ministerial Statements — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: May Agriculture and Fisheries Council 26 May 2016

    My Hon friend, the Minister of State for Farming, Food and Marine Environment (George Eustice), represented the UK at the Agriculture and Fisheries Council on 17 May in Brussels. There were four main agenda items. The Presidency introduced the first debate on climate and agriculture since the COP21 agreement. The target is to cut 40% of emissions by 2030, which requires legislation on...
  • The Secretary of State Was Asked: Great British Food Campaign 5 May 2016

    We set up the Great British Food Unit to drive export growth and help companies identify new opportunities. The British brand is world renowned for heritage and quality. In April, I was in the US championing products from the great British curry to gin and British beef and lamb.
  • The Secretary of State Was Asked: Great British Food Campaign 5 May 2016

    I agree that Morecambe bay shrimps are a fine product, along with other great Lancashire products, such as Bury black pudding, the Eccles cake and the hotpot. May I make a suggestion? Yorkshire has three protected food names, whereas Lancashire has only one. At the Department we would be very keen to help Lancashire producers get that protected status, so that they can become world renowned, too.

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Profile

Conservative MP for South West Norfolk

Entered the House of Commons on 6 May 2010 — General election

Topics of interest

  • Education
  • Business
  • Innovation and Skills
  • Justice
  • Work and Pensions
  • Treasury
  • GCE A-level
  • Higher Education: Admissions
  • Maternity Pay
  • Railways: East of England
  • GCSE: Science

Currently held offices

  • The Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (since 15 Jul 2014)

Other offices held in the past

  • The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Education (6 Sep 2012 to 15 Jul 2014)
  • Member, Justice Committee (29 Nov 2010 to 5 Nov 2012)

Previous MPs in this constituency

Public bill committees (Sittings attended)

Numerology

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More about this

  • Has spoken in 10 debates in the last year — well below average amongst MPs. See all Elizabeth Truss’s speeches
  • Has received answers to 0 written questions in the last year — Ministers do not ask written questions.
  • Replied within 2 or 3 weeks to a high number of messages sent via WriteToThem.com during 2015, according to constituents.
  • Has voted in 74.16% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
  • People have made 4 annotations on this MP’s speeches — average amongst MPs.
  • This MP’s speeches, in Hansard, are readable by an average 16–17 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") 244 times in debates — average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 27 Jun 2016.

2. (a) Support linked to an MP but received by a local party organisation or indirectly via a central party organisation
Name of donor: Mr David Meller
Address of donor: private

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £2,000

Donor status: individual

(Registered 08 June 2015)

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