This article will answer every question you have about Liz Truss. Below are some of the frequently asked questions about her.
- What does Liz do for a living?
- Who are Liz’s parents and siblings?
- What are Liz’s interests and hobbies?
- Is Liz married or does she have a girlfriend/boyfriend?
- Does Liz have any children?
- Where is Liz now?
- How tall is Liz?
- How much money does Liz earn?
- What is Liz’s net worth?
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Who is Liz Truss?
Mary Elizabeth Truss better known as Liz Truss is a British well-known politician who is the newly-elected Leader of the Conservative Party and is expected to be appointed Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on September 6, 2022.
She has served in different political positions such as the Secretary of State for Foreign Commonwealth and Development Affairs since 2021. And Minister for WomenWomen and Equalities since 2019. Being a member of the Conservative Party, since 2010, she has been a Member of Parliament (MP) for South West Norfolk. And has served in various Cabinet positions under Prime Ministers David Cameron, Theresa May, and Boris Johnson.
She was President of Oxford University Liberal Democrats and in 1996 she joined the Conservative Party. She had worked at Shell and Cable & Wireless and was deputy director of the think tank Platform. At the 2010 general election, she was elected for South West Norfolk. Moreover, she founded the Free Enterprise Group of Conservative MPs and wrote or co-wrote a number of papers and books including; After the Coalition (2011) and Britannia Unchained (2012).
From 2012 to 2014, she served as Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Childcare and Education. Next, she was appointed to the Cabinet by Cameron as Secretary of State for the Environment, Food, and Rural Affairs in the 2014 cabinet reshuffle. By May, she was appointed Secretary of State for Justice and Lord Chancellor. This made her become the first female Lord Chancellor in the thousand-year history of the office.
Following the 2017 general election, she was appointed Chief Secretary to the Treasury. In September 2019, she took on the additional role of Minister for Women and Equalities. In the 2021 cabinet reshuffle, she was promoted to Foreign Secretary by Johnson. Next, she was appointed in December 2021, as the Governor’s chief negotiator with the European Union and UK chair of the EU-UK Partnership Council. Following Johnson’s resignation, Liz won the 2022 Conservative Party leadership election.
How Old Is Liz Truss?
She is 47 years old as of September 2022, having been born on July 26, 1975, in Oxford, England. Liz shares her birthdate with celebrities such as; Carson Lueders, Elizabeth Gillies, Ferran The Fashion King, DerekTrendz, Bad Kid Mykel, and many more.
Liz Truss Family
Who are Liz Truss’s Parents?
She was born to John Kenneth (Father) an emeritus professor of pure mathematics at the University of Leeds. And Priscilla Mary Truss (Mother) was a nurse.
Does Liz Truss have Siblings?
She has three younger brothers by the name of Chris, Patrick, and Francis.
Liz Truss Education
She received her high school education at Roundhay School. After high school, she attended Merton College, Oxford where she read Philosophy, Politics, and Economics graduating in 1996.
Liz Truss Marital Status
She is married to the love of his life, Hugh O’Leary (born in 1974) a British accountant. They married in 2000.
Liz Truss Kids
She and her husband Hugh have two daughters. However, her kids’ names and whereabouts are not mentioned on the internet.
Liz Truss Professional Career
Prior to her political career, she worked for Shell from 1996 to 2000 during which time she qualified as a Chartered Management Accountant (ACMA) in 1999. In 2000, she was employed by Cable & Wireless and rose to the economic director before leaving in 2005. After losing her first two elections, in January 2008, she became the full-time deputy director of Reform. Also, she co-authored, The Value of Mathematics, Fit for Purpose, A New Level, and Back To Back: Budget 2009 Paper among others.
A Political Career
From 1998 to 2000, she served as the chair of the Lewisham Deptford Conservative Association. In 1998, she unsuccessfully contested the Greenwich London Borough Council elections (for Vanbrugh ward) and 2002 (in Blackheath Westcombe). On May 4, 2006, she was elected as a councilor for Eltham South in the 2006 Greenwich London Borough Council election. However, she did not seek re-election to the council on May 6, 2010, with the 2010 general election being announced on April 6, 2010.
A Parliamentary Career
On May 6, 2010, following her election to the House of Commons, she campaigned for issues including the retention of the RAF Tornado base at RAF Marham in her constituency. From the start of her parliamentary career, she also lobbied for the dualling of the A11 west of Thetford, the work was completed in 2014. She went on to found the Free Enterprise Group in October 2011. And the group has been supported by over 40 other Conservative MPs. That same year in September, together with four members of the Free Enterprise Group, Liz had co-authored After the Coalition. On September 13, 2012, Britannia Unchained was published by the same authors as above.
A Ministerial Career
A Junior Ministerial Career (2012 to 2014)
She was appointed as Parliament Under-Secretary of State at the Department for Education on September 4, 2012. The next year in January, she announced proposals to reform A-Levels by concentrating on examinations at the end of two-year courses. Moreover, she outlined plans to reform childcare in England. This would overhaul childcare qualifications and increase the maximum number of children relative to adults in a care establishment. This was to aid the invention of widening the availability of childcare along with increasing pay and qualifications among staff.
A Career as Environment Secretary (2014 to 2016)
Liz was appointed Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs in a July 15, 2014 cabinet reshuffle as she replaced Owen Paterson. She then launched a new 10-year bee and pollinator strategy to try to reverse the trend of failing bee populations in November 2014. This included a strategy to revive traditional meadows which provide the most fertile habitat for pollinators. In March 2015, she was one of two cabinet ministers to vote against the government’s successful proposal to introduce plain packaging for cigarettes.
A Career as Justice Secretary and Lord Chancellor (2016 to 2017)
Liz was appointed as Secretary of State for Justice on July 14, 2016, and Lord Chancellor in Theresa May’s first ministry. Thus she became the first woman to hold either position and the first female Lord Chancellor in the thousand-year history of the office. However, Theresa’s decision to appoint Liz was criticized by the then Minister of State for Justice Lord Faulks. Liz was further criticized in November 2016, including by former Attorney General Dominic Grieve and the Criminal Bar Association. This was due to failing to support more robustly the judiciary and the principle of judicial independence. In 2015 and 2016, following a significant rise in prison violence, in November 2016, Liz announced a £1.3 billion investment program in the prison service and the recruitment of 2,500 additional prison officers, partly reversing the cuts made under the previous coalition government.
A Career as Chief Secretary to the Treasury (2017 to 2019)
Following the general election on June 11, 2017, she was moved to the position of Chief Secretary to the Treasury. Because of her presence on Twitter and Instagram, she developed an enthusiasm. The Times described this as an unorthodox approach that had won her fans. She went on to give a speech in June 2018, there, she outlined her declared commitment to freedom and individual liberty. In 2019, she declared that she would be a candidate for the leadership of the Conservative Party to succeed Theresa. However, she ultimately did not stand and endorsed Boris Johnson.
A Career as International Trade Secretary (2019 to 2021)
After Boris became Prime Minister, she was tipped for promotion in return for her support during his leadership campaign. It was thought that Liz would be appointed Chancellor of the Exchequer or Business Secretary, but instead, she was promoted to the position of Secretary of State for International Trade and President of the Board of Trade. Following the resignation of Amber Rudd, she was additionally appointed Minister for Women and Equalities.
Liz introduced to Parliament the Trade Act 2021, on March 19, 2020. This established the legal framework for the UK to conduct trade deals with nations around the world. She then announced on July 7, 2020, the lifting of a year-long ban on the export of arms and military equipment to Saudi Arabia. That same year in August, she held meetings with the Institute of Economic Affairs that were removed from the public record because they were recategorized as “personal discussions”.
A Career as Foreign Secretary (2021 to Present)
During a cabinet reshuffle on September 15, 2021, Johnson promoted Liz from International Trade Secretary to Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth, and Development Affairs. This made her become the second woman to hold the position after Margaret Beckett. She said at the 2021 United Nations Climate Change Conference that France had acted unacceptably during the Jersey fishing dispute.
She and her Israeli counterpart Yair Lapid announced in November 2021, a new decade-long aimed at stopping Iran from developing nuclear weapons. That same year on November 5, she called for a ceasefire in the Tigray War between Ethiopian rebel groups and the Ethiopian government led by Abiy Ahmed. Saying that “there is no military solution and that negotiations are needed to avoid bloodshed and deliver lasting peace”. Following the resignation of Lord Frost, in December 2021, Liz was appointed as the British Government’s chief negotiator with the EU. On January 31, 2022, her scheduled trip to Ukraine was canceled after she tested positive.
A Career in the 2022 Conservative Party leadership election
She announced on July 10, 2022, her intention to run in the Conservative Party leadership election to replace Boris Johnson. She and former Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak were chosen on July 20, by Conservative Party MPs to be put forward to the membershi[ for the final leadership vote. There, she finished second in the final MPs ballot receiving 113 votes to Sunak’s 137 votes. It was announced in the membership vote on September 5, that 57.4% of Party members who voted selected Truss making her the new leader.
A Career as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom
She will be invited on September 6, 2022, to form a Government. And if she accepts she will be appointed Prime Minister of the United Kingdom by Queen Elizabeth II at Balmoral. On September 6, the new cabinet will be appointed.
Liz Truss Height and Measurements
Adding up to her well-curved and beautiful body, she stands at a height of 5ft 3inches (1.63m) and a weight of 60kg (132lbs).
Liz Truss Salary and Net Worth
Her salary and net worth are not mentioned on the internet.