Elizabeth Truss campaigned to remain in the European Union
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Elizabeth Truss’s voting in Parliament
Elizabeth Truss is a Conservative MP, and on the vast majority of issues votes the same way as other Conservative MPs.
This is a selection of Elizabeth Truss’s votes.
Almost always voted for fewer MPs in the House of Commons Show votes
Consistently voted for an equal number of electors per parliamentary constituency Show votes
Consistently voted against raising welfare benefits at least in line with prices Show votes
Generally voted for a referendum on the UK's membership of the EU Show votes
Generally voted for encouraging occupational pensions Show votes
Generally voted for more EU integration Show votes
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Elizabeth Truss has never rebelled against their party in the current parliament. Find out more.
Since I was appointed Secretary of State for Justice in July, I have been absolutely clear that we need to improve safety in our prisons and that the levels of violence we currently have are unacceptable. We are investing a further £500 million over the next three years, which was announced in the autumn statement, as part of our prison safety and reform plan to do just that. The hon....
I thank my hon. Friend for his comments. He is absolutely right—those issues will be looked at in the investigation that is taking place. On staff retention, we are working on retention bonuses and on giving governors additional powers, but I can assure him that I have asked for further investigation into precisely how we improve retention. The Minister with responsibility for prisons...
I am very happy to have a discussion with the hon. Lady about HMP Birmingham specifically. Staff retention and issues with psychoactive substances are issues across the prisons estate. The Minister with responsibility for prisons has a daily meeting to look at stability and make sure that we are providing every governor, regardless of whether they are in the public or private sector, with the...
More of Elizabeth Truss’s recent appearances
Conservative MP for South West Norfolk
Entered the House of Commons on 6 May 2010 — General election
Topics of interest
- Innovation and Skills
- Work and Pensions
- GCE A-level
- Higher Education: Admissions
- Maternity Pay
- Railways: East of England
- GCSE: Science
Currently held offices
- The Lord Chancellor and Secretary of State for Justice (since 14 Jul 2016)
Other offices held in the past
- The Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (15 Jul 2014 to 14 Jul 2016)
- The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Education (6 Sep 2012 to 15 Jul 2014)
- Member, Justice Committee (29 Nov 2010 to 5 Nov 2012)
Previous MPs in this constituency
Public bill committees (Sittings attended)
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- Has spoken in 10 debates in the last year — well below average amongst MPs. See all Elizabeth Truss’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 high number of messages sent via WriteToThem.com during 2015, according to constituents.
- Has voted in 71.36% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
- People have made 4 annotations on this MP’s speeches — average amongst MPs.
- This MP’s speeches, in Hansard, are readable by an average 16–17 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") 290 times in debates — above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)
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