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 consistently 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: 12 Sep 2017

Recent appearances

  • Written Answers — HM Treasury: Welfare Tax Credits: Vale of Clwyd 21 Nov 2017

    The table below contains estimates of the number of claimants of working tax credits and child tax credits in the Vale of Clwyd. Thousands Year WTC only Claimants CTC only Claimants CTC & WTC Claimants 2016-17* 0.5 2.9 2.3 2015-16 0.7 2.9 2.3 2014-15 0.8 3.1 2.3 2013-14 0.8 3.1 2.3 2012-13 0.8 3.2 2.4 Note: The figures above show claimants of WTC...
  • Written Answers — HM Treasury: Children: Day Care 21 Nov 2017

    I refer the honourable member to my response to my response to a Parliamentary Question (106916) on 16 October, which gives the number of live Tax-Free Childcare accounts. The table below shows the estimated number of families with a youngest child aged under 7, 8, 9, and 10-11 who will be eligible for Tax-Free Childcare in 2018/19. However, not all of these families will use formal...
  • Written Answers — HM Treasury: Public Sector: Pay 20 Nov 2017

    The cost of such a pay award would depend on a range of factors including the size and shape of the public sector workforce, what specific measure of inflation is used and over what period, as well as the implementation date for the pay award for each workforce. The paybill for the public sector can be found in the published ONS Blue Book and totalled £179bn in 2016-17:...

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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

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  • Has spoken in 11 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 83.72% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — below 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") 342 times in debates — above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 13 Nov 2017.

2. (a) Support linked to an MP but received by a local party organisation or indirectly via a central party organisation
Name of donor: Richard Johnson
Address of donor: private

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £2,000

Donor status: individual

(Registered 05 July 2017)

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