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

  • Japan Free Trade Agreement 14 Sep 2020

    After the right hon. Lady’s congratulations to me on securing this important deal, it is perhaps a bit churlish of me to point out that she did not vote for the original EU-Japan deal, so none of the original benefits she talked about would have come into existence had we followed the steer given by the Labour party at the time. The deal we have secured goes significantly beyond the...
  • Japan Free Trade Agreement 14 Sep 2020

    I thank my hon. Friend for his question. I am looking forward to visiting Davidstow, which is one of the major cheese exporters from the United Kingdom, this Friday. The answer is that dairy products, such as cheddar from Davidstow, will go down to a zero tariff over time as a result of the agreement. We are protecting new product names, whether it is Cornish pasties or clotted cream. We will...
  • Japan Free Trade Agreement 14 Sep 2020

    Only the SNP could say that £15 billion of extra trade is insignificant, but this Japan deal is not just important economically in itself; it is important, as the hon. Gentleman mentioned, for accession to TPP, a trade area worth £110 billion. That is vital. This is a step forward. One of the key things we have secured is strong agreement from the Japanese to help us accede to TPP. I hope...

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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
  • Higher Education: Admissions
  • Maternity Pay
  • Railways: East of England
  • Electronic Tagging

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)

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Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 14 Sep 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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