Liz Truss, in full, Mary Elizabeth Truss is a British personality and a well-known politician. She has held many office positions with David Cameron, Theresa May and Boris Johnson. Before entering office or politics, Truss worked at “Shell” and “Cable & Wireless” and also served as deputy director of the “Reform” think tank. In 2010, she became a Member of Parliament after the general election. While sitting in Parliament, she served in various policy areas, including mathematics education, the economy, and childcare.
She is also the well-known founder of the Free Enterprise Group of Conservative MPs. She has written and co-written several articles and books. Truss ran for the position of Leader of the Conservative Party in the 2022 election. She is one of only two candidates for the position, the other being Rishi Sunak. The results will be announced on September 5, 2022 with the completion of the elections on September 2.
Liz Truss was born on July 26, 1975 in Oxford, England to loving and caring parents who helped her through her tenure in politics, John Kenneth and Priscilla Mary Truss. Her father is emeritus professor of pure mathematics at the University of Leeds, and her mother is a member of the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament and has been a teacher and nurse. When Truss was just 4 years old, she and her family moved to Scotland, where she attended West Grammar School in Paisley, Renfrewshire, after receiving her primary education at Roundhay School.
She described Roundhay as the “disappointing” school. Both this statement and her claim on the issue of education and the curriculum became a social issue after she was questioned by a journalist and some of her friends who studied at the same school. After a year, Truss moved to Canada and there she praised the schooling and the type of education she received. She completed her BA in Philosophy, Politics and Economics at Merton College, Oxford, and received her graduation certificate in 1996.
Liz Truss Career
Liz Truss did not directly land the job in political office, instead working with various companies including Shell when she graduated as an accountant from ACMA in 1999. She worked with Shell from 1996 to 2000 and was later hired by another company called Cable. & Wireless, where she rose to a high-profile position, namely chief financial officer. Finally, she left the job at Cable & Wireless in 2005.
During her early political career, Liz Truss lost the first two elections. Subsequently, she became a full-time deputy director of Reforma and continued to work to advocate for standards in schools and other jobs where urgent settlement action was needed. She had a focus on serious matters and organized crime. She was also the co-author of several reports and magazines during that time, such as The Value of Mathematics and A New Level. After gaining a seat in parliament, Truss served as Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for the Department of Childcare and Education, continuing in her role from 2012 to 2014.
Subsequently, she was appointed to Cabinet for the first time as Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs following the 2014 Cabinet reshuffle. In 2016, Cameron resigned from her post. Truss was subsequently appointed to the appointment of Secretary of State for Justice and Lord Chancellor. Following the announcement of the 2017 general election, Truss was given the position of Chief Secretary of the Treasury.
In 2019 another incumbent, May, resigned and due to Truss’s support of Borris Johnson for his role as Conservative leader, appointed Truss as State for International Trade and Chairman of the Board of Trade. Thereafter, Truss was appointed Foreign Secretary in 2021 replacing Dominic Raab with Borris.
Biography of Liz Truss
|Real name||Maria Elizabeth Truss|
|Birthdate||July 26, 1975|
|Age (as of 2022)||47 years|
|place of birth||Oxford, United Kingdom|
|Profession||Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs|
|Colleague||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 your husband?||Hugh O’Leary|
|Children||Two (Liberty and Frances O’Leary)|
Liz Truss is a happily married woman with a small extended family of four (including herself) living in the United States. Her husband’s name is Hugh O’Leary. They married in 2000 and together they raised two daughters, Liberty and Frances. The couple is known to have met at the Conservative Party Conference in 1997.
Liz Truss Net Worth
Currently, she has served as Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs since September 2021. She has also held the position of Women’s Minister for Women and Equality since September 2019 and a position of Member of Parliament (MP) for South WestNorfolk since 2010. Surely Truss must be earning a good amount due to her sole profession as a politician. At the moment, Truss’s estimated net worth is around $10 million, including the accolades and kickbacks she receives from the government due to her political position.