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- 11th May to 2nd June 2020
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- 2nd to 9th June 2020
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- 10th June 2020 onwards
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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.
This is a random selection of Elizabeth Truss’s votes, where they voted similarly to their party.
Consistently voted against paying higher benefits over longer periods for those unable to work due to illness or disability Show votes
0 votes for, 14 votes against, 1 absence, between 2011–2016.
Generally voted for fewer MPs in the House of Commons Show votes
6 votes for, 1 vote against, 2 absences, between 2010–2020.
Almost always voted for reducing housing benefit for social tenants deemed to have excess bedrooms (which Labour describe as the "bedroom tax") Show votes
13 votes for, 0 votes against, 5 absences, between 2012–2018.
Consistently voted for university tuition fees Show votes
5 votes for, 0 votes against, between 2010–2017.
Generally voted against more EU integration Show votes
31 votes for, 62 votes against, 16 absences, between 2012–2020.
Consistently voted for an equal number of electors per parliamentary constituency Show votes
11 votes for, 0 votes against, 1 absence, between 2011–2020.
Last updated: 12 Oct 2020.
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Elizabeth Truss has never rebelled against their party in the current parliament. Find out more.
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Conservative MP for South West Norfolk
Entered the House of Commons on 6 May 2010 — General election
Topics of interest
Elizabeth Truss campaigned to remain in the European Union
- Innovation and Skills
- Work and Pensions
- 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)
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