Elizabeth Truss

Foreign Secretary, Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

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.

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Last updated: 18 Jan 2021. Learn more about our voting records and what they mean.

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

Recent appearances

  • Women and Equalities: Careers in STEM Subjects: Women and Girls 13 Jul 2022

    The increasing number of women in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics has been a huge asset to our country. Look at Sarah Gilbert, creator of the covid vaccine. Around 35% of the wage gap can be overcome if we get more women into high paid occupations, and that is exactly what we are working on.
  • Women and Equalities: Careers in STEM Subjects: Women and Girls 13 Jul 2022

    I am pleased to say that we are now seeing more women enter undergraduate courses in universities: 42% of undergraduate STEM students in the United Kingdom are women. What we need to do is open up all those research opportunities—those more senior opportunities—in our universities.
  • Women and Equalities: Careers in STEM Subjects: Women and Girls 13 Jul 2022

    My hon. Friend is absolutely right that girls and women are moving through the STEM pipeline. There has been a 31% increase in girls studying STEM subjects since 2010, and more employers are opening up opportunities around the country. We have the STEM boot camps to help people mid-career with STEM training. As my hon. Friend says, that is the way in which we will unleash talent in our...

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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
  • Schools: GCE A-level

Currently held offices

  • Foreign Secretary, Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (since 15 Sep 2021)
  • Minister for Women and Equalities (since 10 Sep 2019)

Other offices held in the past

  • The Secretary of State for International Trade and President of the Board of Trade (24 Jul 2019 to 15 Sep 2021)
  • 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: 11 Jul 2022.

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:
30 April 2022, received £229.25. Hours: no additional hours. (Registered 11 May 2022)

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