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Liz Truss Height, Weight, Age, Facts, Biography

Liz Truss Quick Info
Height 5 ft 7 in
Weight 56 kg
Date of Birth July 26, 1975
Zodiac Sign Leo
Spouse Hugh O’Leary

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).

Born Name

Mary Elizabeth Truss

Nick Name

Liz

Liz Truss in 2022
Liz Truss in 2022 (UK Government / gov.uk / United Kingdom Open Government Licence)

Sun Sign

Leo

Born Place

Oxford, England, United Kingdom

Nationality

British

 

Education

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.

Occupation

Politician

Family

  • 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)

Build

Slim

Liz Truss with US Secretary of State Antony Blinken pictured during a joint press availability after their meeting at the U.S. Department of State in Washington, D.C., on March 9, 2022
Liz Truss with US Secretary of State Antony Blinken pictured during a joint press availability after their meeting at the U.S. Department of State in Washington, D.C., on March 9, 2022 (U.S. Department of State / Flickr / Public Domain)

Height

5 ft 7 in or 170 cm

Weight

56 kg or 123.5 lbs

Boyfriend / Spouse

Liz Truss has dated –

  1. 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.
  2. 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

White

Liz Truss is of English descent.

Hair Color

Blonde

Eye Color

Blue

Sexual Orientation

Straight

Distinctive Features

Usually sports short hair

Religion

Christianity

Liz Truss as seen at the think tank Policy Exchange in 2013
Liz Truss as seen at the think tank Policy Exchange in 2013 (Policy Exchange / Flickr / CC BY 2.0)

Liz Truss Facts

  1. She was 4 years old when her family shifted to Scotland.
  2. 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.
  3. Liz Truss supported the legalization of cannabis during her time as a Liberal Democrat.
  4. At the 1994 Liberal Democrat Federal Conference, she showcased republican sentiments.
  5. In 1996, Liz Truss joined the Conservative Party.
  6. She was employed at Shell from 1996 to 2000.
  7. She joined Cable & Wireless in 2000 and rose to become the economic director before leaving the company in 2005.
  8. When she stood to contest the election to Parliament as a Conservative, her mother agreed to campaign for her while her father refused.
  9. 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.
  10. 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.
  11. 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.
  12. 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.

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