Thérèse Coffey was appointed Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs on 17 July 2016. She was elected the Conservative MP for Suffolk Coastal in May 2010.
Thérèse graduated from University College London (UCL) with a PhD in chemistry.
Thérèse Coffey served as Deputy Leader of the House of Commons from May 2015 until July 2016.
Thérèse served on the Culture, Media and Sport Committee until she was appointed Parliamentary Private Secretary to Michael Fallon, Minister for Business and Energy.
Thérèse has campaigned on stopping the A14 toll, improving NHS experience for patients and better broadband.
Career outside politics
Thérèse worked for the international company Mars. When Thérèse qualified as a chartered management accountant, she became Finance Director for a UK subsidiary of Mars. She has also worked at the BBC.
Thérèse enjoys watching football, gardening and music, especially Muse. She is a CAMRA (Campaign for Real Ale) member.
Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for the Environment
- natural environment, including biodiversity, the marine environment, and international wildlife trafficking
- forestry, 25 Year Environment Plan
- floods, water and waterways
- air quality
- resource and environment management
Previous roles in government
- 2015 to 2016
- 2014 to 2015
- New outreach centre launched to help boost wildlife
- Air quality plan: letter requesting progress update
- Grants for creating woodland available all year round
- Stourton flood defence works complete protecting businesses
- State of the art greenhouse unveiled in Cheshire
- Next generation of leaders to join fight against plastic pollution
- Plans to cut harmful pollution from domestic burning set out
- Litter Innovation Fund: further grants available for innovative community projects
- New guide for farmers to help reduce air pollution from ammonia
- New protections for thousands of seabirds