Trudy Harrison

Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Transport)

Conservative MP for Copeland

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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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Trudy Harrison’s voting in Parliament

Trudy Harrison is a Conservative MP, and on the vast majority of issues votes the same way as other Conservative MPs.

However, Trudy Harrison sometimes differs from their party colleagues, such as:

We have lots more plain English analysis of Trudy Harrison’s voting record on issues like health, welfare, taxation and more. Visit Trudy Harrison’s full vote analysis page for more.

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

Recent appearances

  • Written Answers — Department for Transport: Large Goods Vehicle Drivers: Driving Licences 29 Sep 2021

    On 22 September, there were 56,144 applications for vocational driving licences awaiting processing. These are a mix of first applications for a provisional vocational licence and renewals and include those applying for entitlement to drive both HGVs and buses. It is not possible to separate them out. The Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) is prioritising applications for provisional...
  • Written Answers — Department for Transport: A96: Dual Carriageways 29 Sep 2021

    Roads within Scotland are the responsibility of the Scottish Government. However, the Department is willing to collaborate, where appropriate, on matters benefitting people across the United Kingdom.
  • Written Answers — Department for Transport: Driving Instruction: Recruitment 28 Sep 2021

    The Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) has an ongoing campaign to increase the number of examiners by recruiting around 300 driving examiners between 1 April 2021 and June 2022. As at 21 September 2021, 74 examiners have been recruited. 97% of examiners, that were recruited as at July 2021, were actively conducting practical driving tests on a full-time basis as at 20 September 2021....

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Conservative MP for Copeland

Entered the House of Commons on 24 February 2017 — Byelection


Topics of interest

  • Department for Business
  • Energy and Industrial Strategy
  • Department for Environment
  • Food and Rural Affairs
  • Department for Education
  • Department for Digital
  • Culture
  • Media and Sport
  • Department of Health and Social Care
  • Nuclear Power
  • Apprentices
  • Flood Control: Cumbria
  • Squirrels: Conservation
  • Maternity Services

Currently held offices

  • Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Transport) (since 16 Sep 2021)

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, European Statutory Instruments Committee (18 Jul 2018 to 6 Nov 2019)
  • Member, Education Committee (11 Sep 2017 to 6 Nov 2019)

Previous MPs in this constituency

Public bill committees (Sittings attended)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 4 Oct 2021.

8. Miscellaneous
From 27 January 2020, member of the Cleator Moor Towns Deal Board, and the Millom Towns Deal Board. These are unpaid roles. (Registered 31 January 2020)

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