Trudy Harrison


Trudy Harrison was Parliamentary Under Secretary of State in the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs between 7 September 2022 and 13 November 2023.

She was previously Minister of State at the Department for Transport from 7 July 2022 to September 2022 and Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at the Department for Transport (DfT) from 17 September 2021 to July 2022.

She was elected Conservative MP for Copeland in 2017.

Political career

Following her election in 2017, Trudy served on the House of Commons European Statutory Instruments Committee and the Education Committee. She served as a Parliamentary Private Secretary at DfT, Ministry for Defence and Department for Education. In December 2019, Trudy was appointed as Parliamentary Private Secretary to the Prime Minister.

Career outside politics

Trudy worked at Sellafield for 5 years as a technical clerk before setting up and running a childcare business. Following a career break, Trudy was employed by Copeland Borough Council, first as a Locality Officer and then as Community Regeneration Officer. Trudy left Copeland Borough Council in 2013 to work as a Programme Manager for investors specialising in renewable energy and sustainable community projects.


Trudy was educated at the Wyndham School in Egremont. She holds a foundation degree in Sustainable Communities from the University of Salford.

Personal life

Trudy is married and has 4 daughters.