Mary Elizabeth Truss, born on July 26, 1975, better known as Liz Truss, is a British politician and leader of the Conservative Party who is expected to be appointed Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on September 6, 2022 by Queen Elizabeth II. Liz Truss has been the Minister for Women and Equalities since 2019 and Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth, and Development Affairs since 2021.
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Early Life and Education
Mary Elizabeth Truss who is well-known as Liz Truss was born in Oxford, England, to parents John Kenneth and Priscilla Mary Truss (née Grasby).
She has been recognized by her middle name since a young age. Her mother, a Latin teacher’s daughter at Bolton School, was a nurse, a teacher, and a supporter of the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament.
Her father is an emeritus professor of pure mathematics at the University of Leeds. According to Liz Truss, her parents are “on the left of Labour.”
When Truss later ran as a Conservative for election to Parliament, her mother agreed to run a campaign for her while her father declined.
When Truss was four years old, her family relocated to Paisley, Renfrewshire, Scotland. They stayed there from 1979 to 1985, during which time Truss attended West Primary School.
Later, she attended Roundhay School in Leeds’ Roundhay neighborhood, which she later claimed had “let down” students.
After that, she spent a year in Canada. In contrast to her experience at Roundhay School, Truss has lauded its coherent curriculum and the Canadian mindset that it was “very excellent to be top of the class.”
She completed her studies in philosophy, politics, and economics at Merton College in Oxford in 1996.
Liz Truss worked at Shell from 1996 to 2000, during which time she earned her Chartered Management Accountant (ACMA) certification in 1999.
She started working with Cable & Wireless in 2000 and advanced to the position of economic director before departing in 2005.
Truss joined Reform as a full-time deputy director in January 2008 after losing her first two elections. There, she pushed for higher academic standards in schools, a stronger emphasis on combating serious and organized crime, and immediate action to address Britain’s declining competitiveness.
Among other studies, she coauthored The Value of Mathematics, Fit for Purpose, A New Level, Back To Black: Budget 2009 Paper, and others.
Before she was named by Cameron to the Cabinet as Secretary of State for the Environment, Food, and Rural Affairs during the 2014 cabinet reshuffle, Truss served as Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Childcare and Education from 2012 to 2014.
She backed the Britain Stronger in Europe movement, which favored the UK’s continued membership in the EU, during the 2016 referendum, although she later backed Brexit.
Truss became the first female Lord Chancellor in the 1,000-year history of the position when she was appointed Secretary of State for Justice and Lord Chancellor by May following Cameron’s resignation in July 2016.
Truss was chosen to serve as the Treasury’s chief secretary after the 2017 presidential election. Truss endorsed Johnson’s ambition to lead the Conservatives when May announced her resignation in 2019.
Truss was given the positions of President of the Board of Trade and Secretary of State for International Trade by him. In September 2019, she added the position of Minister for Women and Equalities to her resume.
In the 2021 cabinet reshuffle, she transferred from the Department of International Trade to become Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth, and Development Affairs.
In December 2021, she was named the government’s principal negotiator with the EU and UK chair of the EU-UK Partnership Council.
Liz Truss Net Worth
Liz Truss is a popular British politician and leader who has an estimated net worth of $10 million. She is Boris Johnson’s replacement as the British Prime Minister.
Liz Truss got married to a fellow accountant, Hugh O’Leary, and they have two daughters together.
From 2004 until mid-2005, she had an extra-marital affair with MP Mark Field, whom the Conservative Party had appointed as her political mentor.
Her union with O’Leary did, however, remain intact. I share the principles of the Christian faith and the Church of England, but I don’t regularly practice religion, according to Truss in 2022.
I share the principles of the Christian faith and the Church of England, but I’m not a regularly attending religious person, Truss stated in 2022.
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