Elizabeth Truss

The Chief Secretary to the Treasury

Conservative MP for South West Norfolk

@trussliz https://facebook.com/ElizabethTrussSWNorfolk

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.

However, Elizabeth Truss sometimes differs from their party colleagues, such as:

  • Elizabeth Truss voted against investigations into the Iraq war, while most Conservative MPs generally voted for. Show votes

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Elizabeth Truss has never rebelled against their party in the current parliament. Find out more.

Last updated: 19 Dec 2018

Recent appearances

  • Written Answers — Treasury: Railways: Broadband 22 Jan 2019

    The government remains committed to improving rail passenger connectivity throughout the UK. The Treasury has regular discussions with government departments on public spending across all policy areas – including rail passenger connectivity. Future spending decisions are a matter for the Spending Review.
  • Written Answers — Treasury: Public Expenditure: Scotland 21 Jan 2019

    The Government has provided more than £4.2 billion of additional funding to prepare for EU Exit since 2016, including over £2 billion for core activities in 2019-20 for deal and no deal scenarios. The 2019-20 allocations were announced in a Written Ministerial Statement on 18 December 2018, with the Scottish Government allocated £54.7m through the Barnett Formula. This follows the Scottish...
  • Written Answers — Treasury: Loan Guarantee Scheme 21 Jan 2019

    UK-based lenders are subject to prudential disclosure requirements under UK prudential and accounting law. This includes loans made to foreign governments. Compliance with these requirements are independently assessed by the relevant UK regulator during their supervisory activities. Given the complex international nature of sovereign debt, we continue to believe that internationally-agreed...

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Conservative MP for South West Norfolk

Entered the House of Commons on 6 May 2010 — General election

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Topics of interest

Elizabeth Truss campaigned to remain in the European Union Source: BBC

  • Education
  • Business
  • Innovation and Skills
  • Justice
  • Work and Pensions
  • Treasury
  • GCE A-level
  • Higher Education: Admissions
  • Maternity Pay
  • Railways: East of England
  • GCSE: Science

Currently held offices

  • The Chief Secretary to the Treasury (since 11 Jun 2017)

Other offices held in the past

  • The Lord Chancellor and Secretary of State for Justice (14 Jul 2016 to 11 Jun 2017)
  • 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)

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Numerology

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  • Has spoken in 13 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 87.92% 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 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") 407 times in debates — above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 7 Jan 2019.

3. Gifts, benefits and hospitality from UK sources
Name of donor: Lawn Tennis Association
Address of donor: The National Tennis Centre, 100 Priory Lane, London SW15 5JQ

Amount of donation, or nature and value if donation in kind: Two tickets for Wimbledon with a total value of £340 (£170 each)

Date received: 14 July 2018

Date accepted: 14 July 2018

Donor status: company, registration 7459469

(Registered 16 July 2018)
Name of donor: English National Opera
Address of donor: London Coliseum, St Martins Lane, London WC2N 4ES

Amount of donation, or nature and value if donation in kind: Four tickets to Porgy and Bess, total value £400 (£100 per ticket)

Date received: 17 November 2018

Date accepted: 17 November 2018

Donor status: company, registration 00426792

(Registered 30 November 2018)

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