Elizabeth Truss

The Chief Secretary to the Treasury

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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.

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

We have lots more plain English analysis of Elizabeth Truss’s voting record on issues like health, welfare, taxation and more. Visit Elizabeth Truss’s full vote analysis page for more.

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

Last updated: 12 Sep 2018

Recent appearances

  • Written Answers — Treasury: Children: Day Care 14 Nov 2018

    An error has been identified in the written answer given on 23 October 2018. The correct answer should have been: The table below provides the number of parents in Northern Ireland who have applied for Tax-Free Childcare (TFC) in each of the last three years. TFC was trialled in 2016 and launched in April 2017. We are promoting the scheme across the UK, including a marketing campaign...
  • Written Answers — Treasury: Children: Day Care 14 Nov 2018

    The table below provides the number of parents in Northern Ireland who have applied for Tax-Free Childcare (TFC) in each of the last three years. TFC was trialled in 2016 and launched in April 2017. We are promoting the scheme across the UK, including a marketing campaign which launched on 10 September 2018, to increase awareness and take-up of Tax-Free Childcare. Years Total Number of...
  • Written Answers — Treasury: City Deals: Belfast 13 Nov 2018

    The government will work with local partners to ensure that robust governance, accountability and transparency arrangements will be in place to allow funding for the Belfast City Region Deal to be spent in the absence of a Northern Ireland Executive.

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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)

Previous MPs in this constituency

Public bill committees (Sittings attended)

Numerology

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  • Has spoken in 17 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 87.50% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — above 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") 398 times in debates — above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 29 Oct 2018.

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)

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