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Liz Truss is a British politician who served as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom and Leader of the Conservative Party. On her fiftieth day in office, she stepped down amid a government crisis, making her the shortest-serving prime minister in British history. From 2021 to 2022, The member of Parliament (MP) for South West Norfolk since 2010, Truss previously held various Cabinet  positions under three prime ministers—David Cameron, Theresa May and Boris Johnson—lastly as foreign secretary. In October 2022, Liz 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.

Birth Name

Mary Elizabeth Truss

Nickname

Liz

Profession

Politician

Political Party

Conservative (Since 1996)

Nationality

British

Personal Life

Birthday / Date of Birth

Liz Truss was born on the 26th of July 1975, in Oxford, England, United Kingdom.

Age

She’s currently 48 years old.

Sun Sign

Leo

Ethnicity

Caucasian

She has British ancestry.

Religion

Christianity

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. In 1996, she graduated.

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Family Details

  • 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)
  • Siblings – She has three younger brothers.

Marital Status

Married

Boyfriend / Spouse

Liz Truss has dated –

  • Hugh O’Leary (2000-Present) – In 2000, Liz got married to a fellow accountant named Hugh O’Leary. At the 1997, They first met Conservative Party Conference. The duo has been blessed with 2 daughters.
  • Mark Field (2004-2005) – Between 2004 and 2005, Liz Truss reportedly had an extra-marital romance with married Conservative MP Mark Field. He was appointed by the Conservative Party as her political mentor.

Physical Statistics

Height

  • In feet – 5 feet 5¼ inches
  • In centimeters – 166 cm
  • In meters – 1.66 m

Weight

  • In Kilograms – 56 kg
  • In Pounds – 124 lbs

Body Measurements

  • Measurements – 34-24-35
  • Bust – 34 inches
  • Waist – 24 inches
  • Hip – 35 inches
  • Bra Size – 32B

Body Build

Slim

Eye Color

Blue

Hair Color

Blonde

Shoe Size

She wears a size 7.5 (US) shoe.

Dress Size

Her dress size is 5 (US).

Sexuality

Straight

Professional Statistics

Famous For

Liz became known as a British politician who has served as a Member of Parliament (MP) for South West Norfolk since 2010. In 2019, she started serving as Minister for Women and Equalities and in 2021, as Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs.

Political Career

Truss worked in sales, as an economist, and deputy director at the think-tank Reform before the 2010 general election. In 2006, Truss became the councilor in Greenwich and in 2010, then MP for South West Norfolk. Eventually, in 2012, Liz was the first elected MP of her intake to enter the Government. Briefing her career, from 2012 to 2014, Truss served as Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Childcare and Education.

Afterward, Liz was appointed as Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs in the 2014 cabinet reshuffle in the Cabinet by Prime Minister David Cameron. Further, as a member of the Conservative Party, she has also served in various cabinet positions under Prime Ministers Theresa May, and Boris Johnson.

In September 2021, Truss took oath as a Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth, and Development Affairs. Recently in the early hours on March 17 Liz Truss, the foreign secretary was standing at RAF Brize Norton in Oxfordshire waiting with the families and loved ones of Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe and Anoosheh Ashoori.

Ministerial Career

Junior ministerial career (2012–2014), Environment Secretary (2014–2016), Justice Secretary (2016–2017), Chief Secretary to the Treasury (2017–2019), International Trade Secretary (2019–2021), Foreign Secretary (2021–present).

Liz Truss Net worth

Liz Truss has an estimated net worth of $10 million dollars as of 2024.

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Some Lesser Known Facts About Liz Truss

  • Mary was born at the John Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford, England. She was the second child of John and Priscilla Truss (née Grasby); the year prior to Truss’s birth, their first son, Matthew, had died.
  • At the age of 4, she moved to Scotland with her parents. Everyone at home used to call her by her middle name Elizabeth when she was a child
  • Truss is a British politician, who became the 56th Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.
  • In 1996, Liz began to work in the corporate sector.
  • In 1999, she became a certified Chartered Management Accountant (ACMA). Till 2000, She worked at the British oil and gas company Shell for 4 years.
  • Earlier, from 2021 to 2022, she held many key positions in the UK government, including Foreign Secretary, a post that she held. 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.
  • 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.
  • On 20 October 2022, she resigned as Prime Minister after Tory MPs rebelled in a chaotic parliamentary vote.
  • According to some media reports, although Liz is a supporter of LGBTQ+ rights and has voted for gay marriage, her views on transgender rights are different as she thinks that there should be limitations on transgender rights.
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