Elizabeth Truss

Minister for Women and Equalities

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 hardly ever rebelled against their party in the current parliament. Find out more.

Recent appearances

  • International Trade: WTO Reform 17 Oct 2019

    I am a big supporter of the WTO, but it does need reform. When the UK takes up its independent seat at the WTO for the first time in many years, we will strongly be backing the rules-based multilateral trading system and making the case for reform.
  • International Trade: WTO Reform 17 Oct 2019

    When I was at the WTO in Geneva last week, I met David Walker, who is currently leading work to resolve the appellate body crisis. I have given him my full support in that work. It will require movement on behalf of the EU and the US to find a solution to this crisis, but it is vital that we fix this in order to keep the WTO going.
  • International Trade: WTO Reform 17 Oct 2019

    My hon. Friend is right that the rules- based order is very important. Last week we got the support of all the Trade Ministers of the Commonwealth, who represent a third of the world’s population, to make the case for an immediate resolution to the WTO appellate body crisis and for a rules-based order. As she says, it is particularly important for the smaller countries that do not have the...

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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
  • Maternity Pay
  • Higher Education: Admissions
  • Railways: East of England
  • Electronic Tagging

Currently held offices

  • Minister for Women and Equalities (since 10 Sep 2019)
  • The Secretary of State for International Trade and President of the Board of Trade (since 24 Jul 2019)

Other offices held in the past

  • The Chief Secretary to the Treasury (11 Jun 2017 to 24 Jul 2019)
  • 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)

Previous MPs in this constituency

Public bill committees (Sittings attended)


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  • Has spoken in 14 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 84.60% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — 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") 447 times in debates — above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 30 Sep 2019.

1. Employment and earnings
5 June 2019, received £451.35 as royalties from Springer Nature Ltd, The Campus, 4 Crinan Street, London N1 9XW, for a book written and published in 2012. Hours: approx. 100 hrs between January and August 2012. (Registered 28 June 2019)
3. Gifts, benefits and hospitality from UK sources
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)
Name of donor: The Jockey Club
Address of donor: 75 High Holborn, London WC1V 6LS

Amount of donation, or nature and value if donation in kind: Four tickets with hospitality to Newmarket Races on 13 July 2019, total value £1,104 (£276 per ticket)

Date received: 13 July 2019

Date accepted: 13 July 2019

Donor status: company, registration 2909409

(Registered 18 July 2019)
4. Visits outside the UK
Name of donor: American Enterprise Institute
Address of donor: 1789 Massachusetts Avenue NW, Washington DC 20036, USA

Estimate of the probable value (or amount of any donation): Flights £6,304.38; ground transportation £422.55; lodgings £1,299.25; meals £174.36; total £8,200.54

Destination of visit: Sea Island, Georgia, USA

Dates of visit: 7-10 March 2019

Purpose of visit: To speak at the annual AEI World Forum.

(Registered 21 March 2019)

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