Therese Coffey

The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

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:

  • Therese Coffey voted against investigations into the Iraq war, while most Conservative MPs generally voted for. Show votes

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Last updated: 19 Dec 2018

Recent appearances

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Serious and Organised Waste Crime 17 Jan 2019

    Last year, the Department commissioned a review of serious and organised crime in the waste sector. Recommendations from that review informed our strategic approach, which we set out in the resources and waste strategy. That includes plans to prevent, detect and deter all forms of waste crime, including with the creation of a joint unit for tackling waste crime and a dedicated disruption team.
  • Oral Answers to Questions — Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Serious and Organised Waste Crime 17 Jan 2019

    Fly-tipping is a genuine blight on local communities. Additional powers have been given to councils, and from this month local authorities now have the power to issue penalties of up to £400 to householders who have ignored their duty of care and whose waste is fly-tipped. The message is very clear: when somebody comes to offer to take your waste away, check online and check their licence to...
  • Oral Answers to Questions — Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Serious and Organised Waste Crime 17 Jan 2019

    It is important that evidence is gathered to try to tackle the issue. I know that farmers are taking preventive action to try to stop people entering their areas illegally. It matters that we also work together on other issues of rural crime, such as hare coursing, and other significant routes used by serious and organised crime to try to exploit the countryside.

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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

  • Health
  • Transport
  • Treasury
  • Justice
  • Environment Food and Rural Affairs
  • Shipping: Oil
  • Clinical Commissioning Groups
  • Advisory Committee on Resource Allocation
  • Roads: Construction
  • A14

Currently held offices

  • Member, Environmental Audit Committee (since 11 Sep 2017)
  • The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (since 17 Jul 2016)

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Environmental Audit Committee (10 Oct 2016 to 3 May 2017)
  • 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)

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  • Has spoken in 25 debates in the last year — below average amongst MPs. See all Therese Coffey’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 low number of messages sent via WriteToThem.com during 2015, according to constituents.
  • Has voted in 86.15% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
  • 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") 469 times in debates — above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 7 Jan 2019.

2. (b) Any other support not included in Category 2(a)
Name of donor: Catholic Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales
Address of donor: 39 Eccleston Square, London SW1V 1BX

Amount of donation, or nature and value if donation in kind: an educational allowance of £5,437 and accommodation with a value of £9,057.14 provided for an intern in my parliamentary office for 10 months

Date received: 9 October 2017 - July 2018

Date accepted: 9 October 2017

Donor status: charity, registration 1097482

(Registered 23 November 2017; updated 1 December 2017)
Name of donor: Catholic Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales
Address of donor: 39 Eccleston Square, London SW1V 1BX

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: an intern in my parliamentary office for 10 months: October 2018 – July 2019, an educational allowance of £5,546 paid directly to the intern, and accommodation provided for the intern, valued at £6,720

Date of receipt: 8 October 2018

Date of acceptance: 8 October 2018

Donor status: unincorporated association

(Registered 24 October 2018)
3. Gifts, benefits and hospitality from UK sources
Name of donor: Channel Four
Address of donor: 124 Horseferry Road, London SW1P 2TX

Amount of donation, or nature and value if donation in kind: ticket to the BAFTAs with a value of £855

Date received: 18 February 2018

Date accepted: 18 February 2018

Donor status: company, registration 01533774

(Registered 15 March 2018)
Name of donor: ITV plc
Address of donor: The London Television Centre, Upper Ground, London SE1 9LT

Amount of donation, or nature and value if donation in kind: tickets and hospitality for me and a guest at the Grand National, total value £1,269.60 (£634.80 per person)

Date received: 14 April 2018

Date accepted: 14 April 2018

Donor status: company, registration 4967001

(Registered 18 April 2018)
Name of donor: ITV plc
Address of donor: 2 Waterhouse Square, 140 Holborn, London EC1N 2AE

Amount of donation, or nature and value if donation in kind: two tickets with hospitality to attend Royal Ascot with a value of £2,613.60

Date received: 21 June 2018

Date accepted: 21 June 2018

Donor status: company, registration 04967001

(Registered 25 July 2018)
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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