|Liz Truss Quick Info|
|Height||5 ft 7 in|
|Date of Birth||July 26, 1975|
Liz Truss is a British politician who has served as a Member of Parliament (MP) for South West Norfolk since 2010. She started serving as Minister for Women and Equalities in 2019 and as Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs in 2021. Liz Truss has been appointed to various cabinet positions under David Cameron, Theresa May, and Boris Johnson. In the 2022 Conservative Party leadership election, she emerged as one of the 2 remaining candidates (the other being Rishi Sunak). In September 2022, she was declared the winner, hence the new Prime Minister of the UK. However, she resigned from her position as Prime Minister on October 20, 2022, which went effective from the date when her successor was elected.
Mary Elizabeth Truss
Oxford, England, United Kingdom
Liz Truss studied at West Primary School in Paisley, Renfrewshire. She then attended Roundhay School in the Roundhay area of Leeds, a school which she later said had “let down” children.
Afterward, she enrolled at Merton College, Oxford where she studied Philosophy, Politics, and Economics. She graduated in 1996.
- Father – John Kenneth (An emeritus professor of pure mathematics at the University of Leeds)
- Mother – Priscilla Mary Truss (Nurse, Teacher, Member of the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament)
- Others – Clifford Owers Truss (Paternal Grandfather), Joyce Mary Birtwistle (Paternal Grandmother), George Raymond Grasby (Maternal Grandfather), Joan Lovell Spencer (Maternal Grandmother)
5 ft 7 in or 170 cm
56 kg or 123.5 lbs
Boyfriend / Spouse
Liz Truss has dated –
- Hugh O’Leary (2000-Present) – She got married to a fellow accountant named Hugh O’Leary in the year 2000. They first met at the 1997 Conservative Party Conference. The duo has been blessed with 2 daughters.
- Mark Field (2004-2005) – Liz Truss reportedly had an extra-marital romance with married Conservative MP Mark Field between 2004 and 2005. He was appointed by the Conservative Party as her political mentor.
Race / Ethnicity
Liz Truss is of English descent.
Usually sports short hair
Liz Truss Facts
- She was 4 years old when her family shifted to Scotland.
- She was previously active as a Liberal Democrat and was president of Oxford University Liberal Democrats as well as a member of the national executive committee of Liberal Democrat Youth and Students.
- Liz Truss supported the legalization of cannabis during her time as a Liberal Democrat.
- At the 1994 Liberal Democrat Federal Conference, she showcased republican sentiments.
- In 1996, Liz Truss joined the Conservative Party.
- She was employed at Shell from 1996 to 2000.
- She joined Cable & Wireless in 2000 and rose to become the economic director before leaving the company in 2005.
- When she stood to contest the election to Parliament as a Conservative, her mother agreed to campaign for her while her father refused.
- Liz Truss was appointed Secretary of State for Justice and Lord Chancellor by Theresa May after David Cameron resigned in July 2016. With this, Truss became the first female Lord Chancellor in the 1000-year history of the office.
- She supported Boris Johnson’s bid to become Conservative leader after Theresa May’s resignation in 2019 and he later appointed Truss as Secretary of State for International Trade and President of the Board of Trade.
- On December 19, 2021, she was appointed the government’s chief negotiator with the European Union and the UK chair of the EU-UK Partnership Council.
- In an interview on BBC television on February 27, 2022, Liz Truss was asked if she supported anyone volunteering to travel to Ukraine to help the country in its defense against the Russian invasion, she responded: “Absolutely, if people want to support that struggle, I would support them in doing that.” However, her comments were criticized by former Attorney General Dominic Grieve who stated that such action would be illegal under the Foreign Enlistment Act 1870.
- On September 5, 2022, Liz Truss was announced as the new Prime Minister of the UK after defeating Rishi Sunak who had served as the former finance minister of the UK.
- In October 2022, she became the shortest-serving Prime Minister of the United Kingdom after she announced her resignation on October 20, 2022, in a speech outside Downing Street. Overall, she served as the PM of the UK for 44 days.
- In October 2022, she also resigned as the leader of the Conservative Party. She held this position from September 5, 2022, until October 20, 2022.
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