Therese Coffey

The Secretary of State for Work and Pensions

Conservative MP for Suffolk Coastal

@theresecoffey https://facebook.com/ThereseCoffey

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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

We have lots more plain English analysis of Therese Coffey’s voting record on issues like health, welfare, taxation and more. Visit Therese Coffey’s full vote analysis page for more.

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: Plan for Jobs Update 14 Dec 2020

    The Government’s Plan for Jobs is already supporting people back into employment. Jobcentres are open across the country, including 262 Jobcentres that recently started opening on Saturdays, and we are now making over 750,000 contacts a week. With an extra 7,000 work coaches already in place, we are on track to meet our commitment to double the number of work coaches by the end of this...
  • Work and Pensions: Benefit Cap: Families with Children 30 Nov 2020

    The most recent statistics, released last week, show that 140,000 households with children have had their benefit capped. The proportion capped remains low by comparison with the overall universal credit case load. New and existing claimants can benefit from a nine-month grace period when their benefit will not be capped if they have a sustained work history, and exemptions of course also...
  • Work and Pensions: Benefit Cap: Families with Children 30 Nov 2020

    My understanding is that 460 households with children were subject to the UC cap in the Bedford local authority area. I am conscious that that is a higher number than the hon. Gentleman may wish, but I point out to him that we can also make the effort to encourage people to go for vacancies, so that they can start to earn more money, which at some point triggers a removal of the benefit cap.

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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
  • Tolls
  • A14
  • 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: 18 Jan 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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