Elizabeth Truss

Minister for Women and Equalities

Conservative MP for South West Norfolk

@trussliz https://facebook.com/ElizabethTrussSWNorfolk

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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.

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.

Recent appearances

  • Women and Equalities: Transgender People: Discrimination 22 Jul 2020

    We are committed to tackling discrimination against transgender people. We have invested £4 million for schools to tackle anti-LGBT bullying, and we have addressed homophobic hate crime in the hate crime action plan.
  • Women and Equalities: Transgender People: Discrimination 22 Jul 2020

    As the Prime Minister said, we will respond to the consultation over the summer. Let me be absolutely clear: we will not be rolling back the rights of transgender people. It is important that transgender people are able to live their lives as they wish, without fear, and we will make sure that that is the case.
  • Women and Equalities: Transgender People: Discrimination 22 Jul 2020

    As I said, we will respond to the consultation over the summer—the Prime Minister committed to that earlier this week—and I assure the hon. Lady that I am very keen to get on with that response.

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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
  • Maternity Pay
  • Higher Education: Admissions
  • Railways: East of England
  • Renewables Obligation

Currently held offices

  • Minister for Women and Equalities (since 10 Sep 2019)
  • The Secretary of State for International Trade and President of the Board of Trade (since 24 Jul 2019)

Other offices held in the past

  • The Chief Secretary to the Treasury (11 Jun 2017 to 24 Jul 2019)
  • 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)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 10 Aug 2020.

1. Employment and earnings
Royalty payments from Springer Nature Ltd, The Campus, 4 Crinan Street, London N1 9XW, for a book written and published in 2012:
1 May 2020, received £155.74. Hours: no additional hours. (Registered 22 May 2020)

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