Know Everything About Liz Truss? Quick Facts About the New British Prime Minister and Conservative Party Leader
Liz Truss was elected British Prime Minister and Conservative Party leader on Monday, defeating her competitor Rishi Sunak by over 20,000 votes. Liz Truss has become the third woman elected United Kingdom prime minister.
Truss was initially against the issue of leaving the European Union. However, she later came out in support of Boris Johnson, who emerged as the hero of Brexit. The British media often compares her to former Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher. Boris Johnson Resigns As UK PM; From Partygate to Chris Pincher Scandal, Here’s a List of Events That Led to His Resignation
Mary Elizabeth Truss is Liz Truss’ full name. She was born on July 26, 1975, in Oxford, England, to parents John Kenneth Truss and Priscilla Marie Truss. Her father was a professor of mathematics at the University of Leeds, and her mother was a nurse. Truss’ family relocated to Scotland when she was four years old. She completed her preliminary studies here. She moved to Canada after a few years.
While attending Merton College, Truss campaigned for the Liberal Democrats party. She has also been the chair of the Oxford University Liberal Democrats. She was also a member of the National Executive of Liberal Democrats Youth and Students. As a student leader, Truss also campaigned extensively for the Labor Party. However, after graduation, in 1996, she left the Democrats and joined the Conservative Party. UK PM Candidate Liz Truss Under Fire Over ‘Jury is Out’ Remark on French President Emmanuel Macron
Here’s all you need to know about Liz Truss, UK’ next prime minister:
1) Liz Truss was born in Oxford in 1975. She attended Oxford University, where she studied philosophy, politics, and economics and was active in student politics
2) Truss is an MP from South West Norfolk and has held the seat since 2010. She has served in various Cabinet positions under Prime Ministers David Cameron, Theresa May, and Boris Johnson
3) Under Theresa May, Liz Truss served as justice secretary before becoming chief secretary to the Treasury
4) Under Boris Johnson, Liz Truss was the international trade secretary in 2019. She took over as foreign secretary in 2021
5) Liz Truss, who replaced ousted Boris Johnson, became the Conservatives’ fourth prime minister since a 2015 election
6) Liz Truss polled 81,326 votes, compared to Rishi Sunak’s 60,399 in an election with a high turnout of 82.6 percent, with 654 rejected ballots from a total of 172,437 eligible Tory voters
7) Liz Truss is the third female Prime Minister in Britain, after Margaret Thatcher and Theresa May
8) EU diplomats say that although Liz Truss was originally opposed to Britain’s exit from the bloc ahead of the 2016 Brexit referendum, she wholeheartedly backed it as a member of Boris Johnson’s cabinet
9) Liz Truss has promised to act quickly to tackle Britain’s cost of living crisis, saying that within a week, she will devise a plan to tackle rising energy bills and secure future fuel supplies.
10) During weeks of the leadership campaign, 47-year-old Liz Truss signaled she would challenge the convention by scrapping tax increases and cutting other levies that some economists say would fuel inflation.