Elizabeth Truss

Former Conservative MP for South West Norfolk

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Fixed Term Parliaments

Fixed Term Parliaments involve holding general elections on a regular basis, for example every five years, with some exceptions permitting early elections. Without Fixed Term Parliaments a party with a majority had significant influence over the timing of a general election.

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Elizabeth Truss generally voted for fixed periods between parliamentary elections

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Major votes

  • On 13 Sep 2021: Elizabeth Truss voted for the monarch, rather than MPs, to have power to dissolve a Parliament, and prompt an early election. Show vote
  • On 13 Sep 2021: Elizabeth Truss was absent for a vote on Dissolution and Calling of Parliament Bill — Third Reading Show vote
  • On 6 Jul 2021: Elizabeth Truss voted for the monarch, rather than MPs, to have power to dissolve a Parliament, and prompt an early election. Show vote
  • On 13 Jul 2011: Elizabeth Truss voted against requiring a resolution of both Houses of Parliament to approve the date of a general election. Show vote
  • On 18 Jan 2011: Elizabeth Truss voted to hold general elections on a regular basis every five years, with some exceptions permitting early elections. Show vote
  • On 13 Sep 2010: Elizabeth Truss voted for regular general elections every five years, with some exceptions allowing early elections. Show vote

Minor votes

  • On 23 Oct 2014: Elizabeth Truss was absent for a vote on Repeal of the Fixed-term Parliaments Act 2011 Show vote
  • On 1 Dec 2010: Elizabeth Truss voted for no exceptions from the five year fixed term of a parliament and against the monarch have powers in relation determining when MPs meet in Parliament. Show vote

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