Elizabeth Truss

Minister for Women and Equalities

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 hardly ever rebelled against their party in the current parliament. Find out more.

Recent appearances

  • Upcoming Business – Commons: Select Committee 16 Oct 2019

    International Trade: The work of the Department for International Trade. 10:00 am; The Grimond Room, Portcullis House
    Witnesses: Rt Hon Elizabeth Truss MP, Secretary of State for International Trade and President of the Board of Trade John Alty, Director General of Trade Policy, Department for International Trade
  • Written Ministerial Statements — Department for International Trade: Trade Update 8 Oct 2019

    Today I am informing the House about updates to the Temporary Tariff Regime announced in March. This regime would come into effect if the UK leaves the EU without a deal on 31 October 2019. The temporary tariff would apply equally to all countries where the UK does not have a trade agreement or other preferential agreement in place - this would include the EU. The policy announced in...
  • Arms Export Licences (Saudi Arabia) 26 Sep 2019

    Today, I will be tabling a written ministerial statement updating Parliament on the latest situation in relation to the undertaking given to the Court of Appeal on 20 June about export licences for Saudi Arabia and its coalition partners. As the Government informed the Court on 16 September and followed up with an affidavit today, my Department identified errors in the export licensing...

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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
  • GCSE: Science

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)


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  • Has spoken in 12 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 84.75% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — 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") 436 times in debates — above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 30 Sep 2019.

1. Employment and earnings
5 June 2019, received £451.35 as royalties from Springer Nature Ltd, The Campus, 4 Crinan Street, London N1 9XW, for a book written and published in 2012. Hours: approx. 100 hrs between January and August 2012. (Registered 28 June 2019)
3. Gifts, benefits and hospitality from UK sources
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)
Name of donor: The Jockey Club
Address of donor: 75 High Holborn, London WC1V 6LS

Amount of donation, or nature and value if donation in kind: Four tickets with hospitality to Newmarket Races on 13 July 2019, total value £1,104 (£276 per ticket)

Date received: 13 July 2019

Date accepted: 13 July 2019

Donor status: company, registration 2909409

(Registered 18 July 2019)
4. Visits outside the UK
Name of donor: American Enterprise Institute
Address of donor: 1789 Massachusetts Avenue NW, Washington DC 20036, USA

Estimate of the probable value (or amount of any donation): Flights £6,304.38; ground transportation £422.55; lodgings £1,299.25; meals £174.36; total £8,200.54

Destination of visit: Sea Island, Georgia, USA

Dates of visit: 7-10 March 2019

Purpose of visit: To speak at the annual AEI World Forum.

(Registered 21 March 2019)

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