Elizabeth Truss

MP, South West Norfolk

South West Norfolk Conservative

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How Elizabeth Truss voted
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  • Voted moderately against a more proportional system for electing MPs Source
  • Has never voted on replacing Trident with a new nuclear weapons system Source
  • Voted strongly for fewer MPs in the House of Commons Source
  • Voted moderately for encouraging occupational pensions Source
  • Voted strongly for a reduction in spending on welfare benefits Source
  • Voted moderately against a referendum on the UK's membership of the EU 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: Sustainable Drainage Systems 12 Sep 2014

    As part of the Government’s commitment to reducing flood risk, which will see us spend 3.2 billion over the course of this Parliament, we are determined to deliver the outstanding recommendations made by Sir Michael Pitt in his 2008 Review. His recommendations included encouraging sustainable drainage systems to reduce flood risk from new developments. A key element of this is...
  • Previous Business – Commons: Select Committee 10 Sep 2014

    Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Defra's responsibility for fracking. 3:00 pm; Room 15, Palace of Westminster
    Witnesses: Rt Hon Elizabeth Truss MP, Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, Dr Paul Leinster, Chief Executive, Environment Agency and Mark Ellis-Jones, Environment and Business Manager, Environment Agency
  • Written Ministerial Statements — Environment Food and Rural Affairs: Bovine TB 9 Sep 2014

    I am today announcing that the second year of our planned, four-year badger culls is underway. This is part of our comprehensive strategic approach to make England TB-free. This approach includes cattle movement restrictions, vaccination in the edge area, and culling where the disease is rife. Culling operations started last night in the same areas as last year, west Gloucestershire and west...

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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 21 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 78.15% 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") 176 times in debates — average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 26 Aug 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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