Elizabeth Truss

MP, South West Norfolk

South West Norfolk Conservative

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How Elizabeth Truss voted
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  • Voted very strongly for an equal number of electors per parliamentary constituency Source
  • Voted very strongly for raising England’s undergraduate tuition fee cap to £9,000 per year Source
  • Voted very strongly against paying higher benefits over longer periods for those unable to work due to illness or disability Source
  • Voted a mixture of for and against a referendum on the UK's membership of the EU Source
  • Voted very strongly for greater restrictions on campaigning by third parties, such as charities, during elections Source
  • Voted very strongly for increasing the rate of VAT Source
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Elizabeth Truss occasionally rebelled against their party in this parliament

Recent appearances

  • Written Ministerial Statements — Environment Food and Rural Affairs: Flooding(Winter Preparedness) 27 Nov 2014

    This statement updates the House on Government action to prepare for potential flooding this winter. Protecting the country from flooding is a core DEFRA priority. This Government are investing 3.2 billion in flood defences in this Parliament, compared to 2.7 billion in the previous five years. This represents a real- terms increase and is helping us better protect over 165,000...
  • Previous Business – Commons: Select Committee 26 Nov 2014

    Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Defra performance in 2013-14. 3:00 pm; Room 16, Palace of Westminster
    Witnesses: Rt Hon Elizabeth Truss MP, Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
  • Written Ministerial Statements — Environment Food and Rural Affairs: Agriculture and Fisheries Council 25 Nov 2014

    My noble Friend, the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Lord de Mauley), represented the UK at the EU Agriculture and Fisheries Council on 10 November in Brussels. Richard Lochhead MSP was also present. Fisheries Deep sea fishing opportunities 2015 and 2016 Commissioner Vella outlined his ambitions for setting fishing opportunity levels for deep...

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Conservative MP for South West Norfolk

Entered 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

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)


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  • Has spoken in 18 debates in the last year — below average amongst MPs.
  • Has received answers to 0 written questions in the last year — Ministers do not ask written questions.
  • Has voted in 77.44% 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") 186 times in debates — average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 24 Nov 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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