Therese Coffey

The Secretary of State for Work and Pensions

Conservative MP for Suffolk Coastal


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Therese Coffey’s voting in Parliament

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

However, Therese Coffey sometimes differs from their party colleagues, such as:

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Therese Coffey has never rebelled against their party in the current parliament. Find out more.

Recent appearances

  • Written Ministerial Statements — Department for Work and Pensions: Extending COVID Local Support Measures 14 Apr 2021

    The Covid Winter Grant Scheme has enabled Local Authorities in England to provide targeted support to families and individuals, keeping them warm and well fed over the winter period, with the principal focus being on disadvantaged children. The initial scheme was issued at £170 million and was due to conclude at the end of March 2021. In the first two months of the scheme, covering December...
  • Written Ministerial Statements — Department for Work and Pensions: Annual Households Below Average Income and Separated Families Statistics 2019/20 25 Mar 2021

    The Department for Work and Pensions has today published annual statistics covering 2019/20 including on Households Below Average Income (HBAI) and Separated Families. HBAI covers a range of information, including household incomes and a range of low-income indicators for 2019/20, derived from the Family Resources Survey of around 20,000 households. Between 2018/19 and 2019/20, the proportion...
  • Work and Pensions: Kickstart: Employer Accessibility 8 Mar 2021

    I am pleased to update the House that, after removing the threshold last month and allowing direct applications for any number of roles, we saw an increase of 3,000 employer applications throughout February, which is a jump of 75%. There will continue to be an important role for gateways as we progress to our ambition of 250,000 kickstart jobs, which we are well on the way to achieving, with...

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Conservative MP for Suffolk Coastal

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

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Topics of interest

Therese Coffey campaigned to remain in the European Union Source: BBC

  • Transport
  • Health
  • Treasury
  • Justice
  • Environment Food and Rural Affairs
  • Shipping: Oil
  • Advisory Committee on Resource Allocation
  • General Practitioners
  • Prisoners: Repatriation
  • Housing Benefit

Currently held offices

  • The Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (since 8 Sep 2019)

Other offices held in the past

  • The Minister of State, Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (29 Jul 2019 to 8 Sep 2019)
  • Member, Environmental Audit Committee (11 Sep 2017 to 6 Nov 2019)
  • Member, Environmental Audit Committee (10 Oct 2016 to 3 May 2017)
  • The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (17 Jul 2016 to 25 Jul 2019)
  • The Deputy Leader of the House of Commons (8 May 2015 to 17 Jul 2016)
  • Assistant Whip (HM Treasury) (15 Jul 2014 to 8 May 2015)
  • Member, Culture, Media and Sport Committee (12 Jul 2010 to 29 Oct 2012)

Previous MPs in this constituency

Public bill committees (Sittings attended)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 12 Apr 2021.

3. Gifts, benefits and hospitality from UK sources
Name of donor: The Football Association Premier League
Address of donor: Brunel Building, 57 North Wharf, London W2 1HQ

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: Ticket, including hospitality, to a football match at Stamford Bridge, total value £450

Date received: 3 March 2020

Date accepted: 3 March 2020

Donor status: company, registration 2719699

(Registered 01 April 2020)
6. Land and property portfolio: (i) value over £100,000 and/or (ii) giving rental income of over £10,000 a year
House in Hampshire (co-owned with mother): (i).
9. Family members employed and paid from parliamentary expenses
I employ my sister, Clare Coffey, as a secretary (on a casual basis). (Registered 10 June 2015)

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