Thérèse Coffey - MP for Suffolk Coastal

Dr Thérèse Coffey has been the Member of Parliament for Suffolk Coastal since 2010 and is the Minister for the Environment, having previously served as Deputy Leader of the House, Government Whip and Parliamentary Private Secretary to Michael Fallon. On entering Parliament, she was first a member of the Culture, Olympics, Media and Sports Committee.

Thérèse has campaigned on stopping the A14 toll, improving NHS experience for patients and better broadband. Ongoing priorities include fairer share of funding, Sizewell C, Felixstowe Port, preventing coastal and estuary erosion, off gas grid consumers, rail improvements, agriculture, and improving skills and education.

Thérèse grew up in the North West and after graduating from UCL with a PhD in Chemistry, joined the international company Mars. Qualified as a chartered management accountant, she became Finance Director for a UK subsidiary and has also worked at the BBC. Outside politics, she enjoys watching football, gardening, is a CAMRA member and enjoys music, especially Muse.

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