Elizabeth Truss

The Chief Secretary to the Treasury

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

Last updated: 19 Dec 2018

Recent appearances

  • Written Answers — Treasury: Public Expenditure 17 Jan 2019

    HM Treasury is in regular discussion with departments and public-sector providers about the pressures they face. As a responsible government, we are committed to ensuring that all necessary preparations are made before the UK’s departure from the EU in March, for all scenarios – including ‘no-deal’. Any specific queries relating to the preparations of individual departments or...
  • Written Answers — Treasury: Treasury: Brexit 16 Jan 2019

    HM Treasury has allocated over £4.2 billion of additional funding to departments and the Devolved Administrations for EU exit preparations so far. This breaks down as: £412m of additional funding over the spending review period for the Department for Exiting the European Union, Department for International Trade and the Foreign & Commonwealth Office at Autumn Statement 2016. £286m of...
  • Written Answers — Treasury: Farmers: Northern Ireland 15 Jan 2019

    Treasury Ministers and officials have regular discussions with key stakeholders on matters of importance to the economy across the UK. Agriculture is an area of primarily devolved competence. After we leave the EU, each administration will be able to independently design policies that support agriculture and enhance the environment, working closely with farmers.

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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 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 87.84% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — above 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") 407 times in debates — above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 7 Jan 2019.

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)
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)

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