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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.
Consistently voted for an equal number of electors per parliamentary constituency Show votes
Consistently voted for greater restrictions on campaigning by third parties, such as charities, during elections Show votes
Consistently voted for university tuition fees Show votes
Almost always voted for fewer MPs in the House of Commons Show votes
Consistently voted for replacing Trident with a new nuclear weapons system Show votes
Consistently voted against paying higher benefits over longer periods for those unable to work due to illness or disability Show votes
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Elizabeth Truss has never rebelled against their party in the current parliament. Find out more.
I am grateful to the hon. Gentleman for the chance to update the House on this important issue. Prison officers do a tough and difficult job, and I have been clear that we need to make our prisons safer and more secure. I have announced that an extra 2,500 officers will be recruited to strengthen the frontline. We are already putting in place new measures to tackle the use of dangerous...
It is disgraceful that the hon. Gentleman refuses to condemn illegal industrial action that is putting our hard-working front-line prison staff at risk—it is completely irresponsible. I have made it absolutely clear ever since I was appointed to this role that safety is my No. 1 priority. That is why we are rolling out new tests for psychoactive substances and making sure that all staff...
I thank my hon. Friend for his question. He is absolutely right about the importance of retaining our valuable officers with experience in our prisons, which is why we have given governors extra freedoms to take the measures they need to take, and why we need to increase safety across our prison estate. I have made that a clear priority, and we have already put in place a number of measures...
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 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 71.39% 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") 277 times in debates — above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)
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