Elizabeth Truss

The Chief Secretary to the Treasury

South West Norfolk Conservative

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.

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

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Elizabeth Truss

Last updated: 19 Apr 2017

Recent appearances

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Justice: Leaving the EU: Justice System 25 Apr 2017

    The Government are clear that they want a smooth and orderly exit from the EU. Legal certainty is fundamental to that, as is laid out in the great repeal Bill White Paper. We will bring an end to the jurisdiction of the European Court of Justice so that our courts will be the ultimate arbiters of our laws.
  • Oral Answers to Questions — Justice: Leaving the EU: Justice System 25 Apr 2017

    I completely agree with the hon. Gentleman that having mutual enforceability of judgments and civil judicial co-operation is very important, which is why we have made it a priority in the Brexit negotiations.
  • Oral Answers to Questions — Justice: Leaving the EU: Justice System 25 Apr 2017

    My hon. Friend is absolutely right about that, and I would add to that list by saying that family law co-operation is also extremely important. We are working very closely with the legal profession, a working group is looking at working with industry across Europe, and, as I have said, this is a key priority as part of our Brexit negotiations.

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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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  • Has spoken in 12 debates in the last year — 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.
  • 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") 329 times in debates — above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 2 May 2017.

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