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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:

  • 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

  • Work and Pensions: Covid-19: Meeting Increased Demand for Services 29 Jun 2020

    I want to praise our excellent jobcentre staff and all Department for Work and Pensions staff and contractors for their tireless work through this emergency in supporting an unprecedented level of new claimants as well as existing claimants. To assist this effort, we redeployed thousands of staff and streamlined our processes where possible. Looking forward, we are now working with local...
  • Work and Pensions: Covid-19: Meeting Increased Demand for Services 29 Jun 2020

    My hon. Friend is right to pay tribute to staff at his local jobcentre. Without the success of the furlough scheme introduced by my right hon. Friend the Chancellor, this could have been far worse. We are working hard across Government to help people in these challenging times to get back into work as soon as possible and to support an economic recovery that levels up all parts of the...
  • Work and Pensions: Covid-19: Meeting Increased Demand for Services 29 Jun 2020

    My hon. Friend is spot on. The Department has acted at incredible pace to bring in measures as quickly as possible to help those most financially disadvantaged as a result of c-19. Through the digital universal credit system, we have enabled those changes while meeting that unprecedented demand. The legacy system, which was heavily paper-based, would simply have been unable to cope.

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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
  • A14
  • Clinical Commissioning Groups
  • Prisoners: Repatriation
  • Tolls

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)


Please note that numbers do not measure quality. Also, representatives may do other things not currently covered by this site. More about this

  • Has spoken in 12 debates in the last year — well 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 91.04% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — above 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.
  • 138 people are tracking this MP — email me updates on Therese Coffey’s activity
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 561 times in debates — well above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 22 Jun 2020.

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 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: Chester Race Company Ltd
Address of donor: The Racecourse, Chester CH1 2LY

Amount of donation, or nature and value if donation in kind: Ticket for the races, and associated hospitality, estimated value £425

Date received: 10 May 2019

Date accepted: 10 May 2019

Donor status: company, registration 00037600

(Registered 03 June 2019)
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: Tickets and hospitality at Royal Ascot for myself and two members of staff to the value of £2,318.40

Date received: 21 June 2019

Date accepted: 21 June 2019

Donor status: company, registration 4967001

(Registered 22 July 2019)
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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