Liz Truss : Family, Net Worth, Parents, Husband, Children, Education and Salary
Liz Truss is a British politician, serving as Foreign Secretary since September 2021 know all about her in this article as like her Family, Net Worth, Parents, Husband, Children, Education and Salary
|Birthdate ( Age)||26 July 1975|
|Place of Birth||Oxford, United Kingdom|
|Spouse/Partner||Hugh O'Leary (m. 2000)|
|Education||Roundhay School, Merton College, University of Oxford|
|Profession||Minister for Women and Equalities of the United Kingdom|
|Net Worth||$2.5 Million|
|Last Update||September 2021|
Elizabeth Mary Truss is a British politician, serving as Foreign Secretary since September 2021 and Minister for Women and Equalities since September 2019. A member of the Conservative Party, she has served as Member of Parliament (MP) for South West Norfolk since 2010.
Liz Truss with Husband Hugh O'Leary
Truss was Environment Secretary from 2014 to 2016, Justice Secretary and Lord Chancellor from 2016 to 2017, Chief Secretary to the Treasury from 2017 to 2019, and Secretary of State for International Trade and President of the Board of Trade from 2019 to 2021.
Early Life and Family
Truss was born on 26 July 1975 in Oxford, England, to John Kenneth and Priscilla Mary Truss. She was raised in a left-wing household: her father was a professor of pure mathematics at the University of Leeds, while her mother was a nurse, teacher, and member of the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament.
The family moved to Scotland when she was four years old. Truss attended West Primary School in Paisley, Scotland,followed by Roundhay School, a comprehensive school in north-east Leeds. She lived in Canada for a year, and contrasts the competitive attitude in schooling there with the "trendy" education she received in Leeds. She read Philosophy, Politics and Economics at Merton College, Oxford.
Liz Truss Husband
Truss married accountant Hugh O'Leary in 2000. The couple have two daughters.
Liz Truss Net Worth
Elizabeth Mary Truss is a British politician, serving as Foreign Secretary has an estimated Net Worth arround $ 2.5Million in 2021.
After graduating in 1996, Truss worked for Shell as a commercial manager and Cable & Wireless as economics director, and became a qualified management accountant.
After losing her first two elections, Truss became the full-time deputy director of Reform in January 2008,where she advocated more rigorous academic standards in schools, a greater focus on tackling serious and organised crime, and urgent action to deal with Britain's falling competitiveness. She co-authored The Value of Mathematics and A New Level amongst other reports.
She served as the chairman of the Lewisham Deptford Conservative Association from 1998 to 2000.She was elected as a councillor in the London Borough of Greenwich in 2006, standing down in 2010, shortly before the end of her term of office.On 4 September 2012, Truss was appointed as Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State at the Department for Education, with responsibility for childcare and early learning, assessment, qualifications and curriculum reform, behaviour and attendance, and school food review. In this role, she developed some of the policy areas that she had pursued as a backbencher.
In January 2013, she announced proposals to reform A-Levels, by concentrating examinations at the end of two-year courses.She sought to improve British standards in maths for fear that children are falling behind those in Asian countries,and led a fact-finding visit to schools and teacher-training centres in Shanghai in February 2014 to see how children there have become the best in the world at maths.
On 14 July 2016, Truss was appointed as Secretary of State for Justice and Lord Chancellor in Theresa May's first ministry. Truss became the first woman to hold either position. The decision to appoint her was criticised by the then Minister of State for Justice Lord Faulks, who resigned from the government, questioning whether she was going to have the clout to be able to stand up to the Prime Minister when necessary, on behalf of the judges.Truss herself said that he did not contact her before going public with his criticism, and she had never met or spoken to him.
After Boris Johnson became Prime Minister, Truss was tipped for promotion in return for her support during his leadership campaign, during which she advised Johnson on economic policy, and was the architect of plans to cut taxes for people earning over £50,000.
Consequently, it was thought she would be appointed Chancellor of the Exchequer or Business Secretary but was instead promoted to the position of Secretary of State for International Trade and President of the Board of Trade,succeeding Liam Fox. Following the resignation of Amber Rudd, Truss was additionally appointed Minister for Women and Equalities.
On 15 September 2021 during a cabinet reshuffle, Boris Johnson promoted Truss from International Trade Secretary to Foreign Secretary, replacing Dominic Raab.