Liz Truss

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Elizabeth Truss

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Official portrait, 2017
Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs
Assumed office
15 September 2021
Prime MinisterBoris Johnson
Preceded byDominic Raab
Minister for Women and Equalities
Assumed office
10 September 2019
Prime MinisterBoris Johnson
Preceded byAmber Rudd
Secretary of State for International Trade
President of the Board of Trade
In office
24 July 2019 – 15 September 2021
Prime MinisterBoris Johnson
Preceded byLiam Fox
Succeeded byAnne-Marie Trevelyan
Chief Secretary to the Treasury
In office
11 June 2017 – 24 July 2019
Prime MinisterTheresa May
Preceded byDavid Gauke
Succeeded byRishi Sunak
Secretary of State for Justice
Lord High Chancellor of Great Britain
In office
14 July 2016 – 11 June 2017
Prime MinisterTheresa May
Preceded byMichael Gove
Succeeded byDavid Lidington
Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
In office
15 July 2014 – 14 July 2016
Prime MinisterDavid Cameron
Preceded byOwen Paterson
Succeeded byAndrea Leadsom
Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Childcare and Education
In office
4 September 2012 – 15 July 2014
Prime MinisterDavid Cameron
Preceded bySarah Teather
Succeeded bySam Gyimah
Member of Parliament
for South West Norfolk
Assumed office
6 May 2010
Preceded byChristopher Fraser
Majority26,195 (50.9%)
Personal details
Born
Elizabeth Mary Truss

(1975-07-26) 26 July 1975 (age 46)
Oxford, England
Political partyConservative (1996–present)
Other political
affiliations
Liberal Democrats (before 1996)
Spouse(s)
Hugh O'Leary (m. 2000)
Children2
EducationRoundhay School
Alma materMerton College, Oxford (BA)
WebsiteOfficial website

Elizabeth Mary Truss (born 26 July 1975),[1][2] known as Liz Truss, is a British politician. She is the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs since September 2021 in Boris Johnson's cabinet.[3] She was the Chief Secretary to the Treasury from 2017 to 2019[4] and Member of Parliament (MP) for South West Norfolk since 2010. Truss was born in Oxford. She was educated at the University of Oxford.

She also served as the Secretary of State for Justice and Lord High Chancellor from 2016 to 2017,[5] Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs from 2014 to 2016 and Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Education and Childcare from 2012 to 2014.

References[change | change source]

  1. McSmith, Andy (18 July 2014). "Liz Truss: Conqueror of the Turnip Taliban". The Independent. Retrieved 8 August 2019.
  2. "No. 59418". The London Gazette. 13 May 2010. p. 8744.
  3. "Norfolk MP Liz Truss made international trade secretary".
  4. Fuller, Calum; Sweet, Pat (12 June 2017). "Liz Truss handed Treasury role as Gauke joins DWP". Accountancy Daily. Retrieved 25 June 2019.
  5. John van der Luit-Drummond (15 July 2016). "Liz Truss becomes first female Lord Chancellor". Solicitors Journal. Archived from the original on 23 November 2018. Retrieved 25 June 2019.