Therese Coffey

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

Suffolk Coastal Conservative

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

Last updated: 16 Jan 2018

Recent appearances

  • Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Environment Agency: Staff 22 Mar 2018

    The table below shows the number of staff employed by the Environment Agency (a) directly and (b) on a contracted basis at 31 March in each of the last eight years. Numbers of subcontracted staff are not recorded centrally. Year (April – March) (a) Directly (b) Contracted Basis Total Employees Environment Agency Staff Contractors 2010/11 11,690 217 135 12,042 2011/12...
  • Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Water: Testing 22 Mar 2018

    Water quality in England has been improving significantly over recent decades: we have the cleanest bathing waters since records began, serious pollution incidents are steadily declining and rivers that were biologically dead are reviving. In 2017 the Environment Agency (EA) collected 95,202 water samples and tested them for a total of 1,745,242 individual measures of water quality. The...
  • Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Phytophthora Ramorum: Disease Control 22 Mar 2018

    The Forestry Commission and the Animal and Plant Health Agency been actively managing Phytophthora ramorum and Phytophthora kernovie since 2009 to minimise spread. Phytophthora ramorum is found across the UK. In England most infected sites are in the south west and north west. We continue our risk-based approach to identify infection in the wider environment and when it is found we issue...

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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)

Previous MPs in this constituency

Public bill committees (Sittings attended)


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  • Has spoken in 22 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 during 2015, according to constituents.
  • Has voted in 93.98% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — well above average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
  • People have made 3 annotations on this MP’s speeches — 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.
  • 118 people are tracking this MP — email me updates on Therese Coffey’s activity
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 427 times in debates — above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 19 Mar 2018.

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)
3. Gifts, benefits and hospitality from UK sources
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: hospitality for me and a guest to the Grand National, total value £1,125.60

Date received: 8 April 2017

Date accepted: 8 April 2017

Donor status: company, registration 4967001

(Registered 02 May 2017)
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)
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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