Elizabeth Truss

Minister for Women and Equalities

Conservative MP for South West Norfolk

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Academy Schools

Schools with "Academy Status" are given financial independence and freedom from local authority control. Votes have also been held on what requirements ought be made of Academy Schools in relation to admissions, exclusions and personal, social and health education.

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Elizabeth Truss almost always voted for academy schools

TheyWorkForYou has automatically calculated this MP’s stance based on all of their votes on the topic. You can browse the source data on PublicWhip.org.uk.

All votes about academy schools:

  • On 25 May 2016: Elizabeth Truss voted not to take the opportunity to oppose good or outstanding schools being forced to become an academy and not to take the opportunity to oppose further increases in university tuition fees. Show vote
  • On 13 Apr 2016: Elizabeth Truss voted in favour of turning all primary and secondary schools in England to become academies, shifting control over them from local councils to central government. Show vote
  • On 22 Mar 2016: Elizabeth Truss voted to approve the March 2016 budget which contained plans to spend £56bn more than was expected to be taken in, introduced a policy of requiring all schools to become academies and introduced a new soft drinks levy. Show vote
  • On 11 May 2011: Elizabeth Truss was absent for a vote on Education Bill — Third Reading Show vote
  • On 8 Feb 2011: Elizabeth Truss voted to allow the establishment of free schools, to abolish a range of teaching related bodies, to allow student loan interest to be charged at market rates, and to allow teachers to search pupils. Show vote
  • On 26 Jul 2010: Elizabeth Truss voted to treat applications from schools seeking academy status received before the bill comes into force as if they were applications under the provisions of the bill. Show vote
  • On 26 Jul 2010: Elizabeth Truss voted to enable more schools in England to gain "Academy Status" and the consequent financial independence and removal from local authority control. Show vote
  • On 21 Jul 2010: Elizabeth Truss voted against allowing schools for children with special needs to become academies. Show vote
  • On 21 Jul 2010: Elizabeth Truss voted against requiring new academy schools to only be built in areas where there is a proven need for additional capacity. Show vote
  • On 19 Jul 2010: Elizabeth Truss voted to enable more schools in England to gain "Academy Status" and the consequent financial independence and removal from local authority control. Show vote
  • On 19 Jul 2010: Elizabeth Truss voted to enable more schools in England to gain "Academy Status" and the consequent financial independence and removal from local authority control. Show vote

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