Liz Truss, in full, Mary Elizabeth Truss is a British personality and a known politician. She has served many positions in the office under David Cameron, Theresa May, and Boris Johnson. Before entering into the office or politics, Truss was working at “Shell”, and “Cable & Wireless” and also held the position of deputy director of the think tank “Reform”. In 2010, she became a member of the Parliament after the general elections. While holding a place in the Parliament, she served in various policy areas including math education, economy, and childcare.
She is also the known founder of the Free Enterprise Group of Conservative MPs. She has written and co-written several papers, and books. Truss stood for the position of Conservative Party Leader in the elections of 2022. She is one of the only two candidates for the position, the other one is Rishi Sunak. The results will be announced on 5th September 2022 with the ending of the elections on 2nd September.
Liz Truss was born on 26th July 1975 in Oxford, England, to her loving and caring parents who both helped her during her tenure in politics, John Kenneth and Priscilla Mary Truss. Her father is an emeritus professor of pure mathematics at the University of Leeds, and her mother is a member of the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament and has remained a former teacher and nurse. When Truss was only 4 years old, she along with her family moved to Scotland, where she went to West Primary School in Paisley, Renfrewshire after receiving her primary schooling education from Roundhay School.
She described Roundhay School as the “let down” school. Both this statement and her claim over the matter of education and curriculum became a social issue after it was disputed by a journalist and some of his friends who studied in the same school. After a year, Truss moved to Canada and there she praised the schooling and the kind of education she received. She completed her degree in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics at Merton College, Oxford, and received the graduation certificate in 1996.
Liz Truss Career
Liz Truss did not directly get the position in the political office, instead, she worked with various companies such as Shell when she qualified as an ACMA accountant in 1999. She worked with Shell from 1996 to 2000 and was later employed by another company named Cable & Wireless, where she rose to a high profile position, i.e, economic director. Finally, she left the job at Cable & Wireless in 2005.
During her initial political career, Liz Truss lost the first two elections. Afterward, she became the full-time deputy director of Reform and continued working for the advocate standards in schools, and other works where urgent action of the deal was needed. She had the focus on serious and organized crime matters. She also co-authored various reports and journals during the time such as The Value of Mathematics, and A New Level. After getting a position in the Parliament, Truss served as Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for the Childcare and Education department and continued her position from 2012 to 2014.
Rise to Fame
Later, she was appointed to the Cabinet for the first time as the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food, and Rural Affairs after the reshuffle process of the 2014 Cabinet. In 2016, Cameron resigned from his position. Later, Truss was appointed to the designation of Secretary of State for Justice and Lord Chancellor. After the announcement of the general elections in 2017, Truss was given the position of Chief Secretary to the Treasury.
In 2019, another position holder May resigned and because of the support of Truss to Borris Johnson for his position of Conservative Leader, he appointed Truss as State for International Trade and President of the Board of Trade. Thereafter, Truss was appointed as Foreign Secretary in 2021 replacing Dominic Raab by Borris.
Liz Truss Biography
|Real Name||Mary Elizabeth Truss|
|Birth Date||26 July 1975|
|Age (as of 2022)||47 Years|
|Birth Place||Oxford, United Kingdom|
|Profession||Secretary of State for Foreign|
|College||Roundhay School, University of Oxford, Merton College|
|Height||in feet inches – 5’ 7” – in Centimeters – 170 cm|
|Weight||in Kilograms – 60 kg – in Pounds – 132 lbs|
|Who is her husband?||Hugh O’Leary|
|Children||Two (Liberty & Frances O’Leary)|
Liz Truss is a happily married woman with a small extended family of four members (including her) living in the United States. Her husband’s name is Hugh O’Leary. They married in 2000 and together have raised two daughters Liberty and Frances. It is known that the pair met each other at the Conservative Party Conference in 1997.
Liz Truss Net Worth
Currently, she is serving as the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth, and Development Affairs since September 2021. She also held the position of Minister of Women for Women and Equalities since September 2019 and a position of Member of Parliament (MP) for South WestNorfolk since 2010. Surely, Truss must be earning a good amount because of her only profession as a politician. For the moment, Truss’s estimated net worth is somewhere around $10 million, including the accolades and facilities she is getting from the government because of her political position.