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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.
This is a random selection of Therese Coffey’s votes.
Almost always voted for increasing the rate of VAT Show votes
19 votes for, 5 votes against, 2 absences, between 2010–2019.
Consistently voted for reducing housing benefit for social tenants deemed to have excess bedrooms (which Labour describe as the "bedroom tax") Show votes
12 votes for, 0 votes against, 3 absences, between 2012–2018.
Consistently voted against raising welfare benefits at least in line with prices Show votes
0 votes for, 5 votes against, in 2013.
Consistently voted for encouraging occupational pensions Show votes
3 votes for, 0 votes against, in 2011.
Consistently voted against paying higher benefits over longer periods for those unable to work due to illness or disability Show votes
0 votes for, 15 votes against, between 2011–2016.
Voted a mixture of for and against removing hereditary peers from the House of Lords Show votes
1 vote for, 1 vote against, 1 absence, between 2011–2016.
Last updated: 12 Oct 2020.
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Therese Coffey has never rebelled against their party in the current parliament. Find out more.
It is an honour to conclude this debate on the Gracious Speech. Understandably, a lot of people have contributed today. I want to take this opportunity to join right hon. and hon. Members in paying tribute to Her Majesty in her platinum jubilee year. This is a Queen’s Speech that will deliver for the British people: safer streets, stronger schools, a secure supply of energy, speedier access...
The hon. Gentleman is right to say that food banks are present and providing support in many communities, especially where people are trying to work out the best way to spend their resources. He mentions in-work poverty, and it is why we have a plan for in-work progression, why we have been investing in skills, why we are investing in our jobcentres and why, through the plan for jobs, we are...
The hon. Gentleman is trying to be clever, as he knows the answer is that it is a redistribution within the energy policy. [Interruption.] Would he rather not have it? Would he rather be with his fellow SNP people who voted against any rise in benefits at all? That is what several of his colleagues did. They did not vote for a lift in benefits. After a decade of rising employment, we are...
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Conservative MP for Suffolk Coastal
Entered the House of Commons on 6 May 2010 — General election
Topics of interest
Therese Coffey campaigned to remain in the European Union
- Environment Food and Rural Affairs
- Shipping: Oil
- Advisory Committee on Resource Allocation
- Clinical Commissioning Groups
- Prisoners: Repatriation
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: 16 May 2022.
3. Gifts, benefits and hospitality from UK sources
Name of donor: Crystal Palace Football Club
Address of donor: Selhurst Park Stadium, London SE25 6PU
Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: Ticket and refreshments, value £360
Date received: 23 January 2022
Date accepted: 23 January 2022
Donor status: company, registration 07270793
(Registered 15 February 2022)
Name of donor: UK Music
Address of donor: Savoy Hill House, 7-10 Savoy Hill, London WC2R 0BU
Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: Ticket with hospitality for the 2022 BRIT Awards
, value £1,090
Date received: 8 February 2022
Date accepted: 8 February 2022
Donor status: company, registration 3245288
(Registered 28 February 2022)
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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