Liz Truss Biography
Mary Elizabeth Truss was born in Oxford, England, on July 26, 1975, to John Truss and Priscilla Truss (née Grasby). She is a descendant of Charles Truss, after whom the River Thames’s Truss’s Island is named. Chris, Patrick, and Francis are Truss’s three younger brothers. She has been known by her middle name since she was a child. Her father is a retired professor of pure mathematics at the University of Leeds, and her mother worked as a nurse and teacher. Truss’ parents divorced in 2003, and her mother ran unsuccessfully for Leeds City Council as a Liberal Democrat in 2004.
When she was four years old, her family relocated to Paisley, Renfrewshire, Scotland, where she lived from 1979 to 1985, with Truss attending school. Truss was four years old when her family relocated to Paisley, Renfrewshire, Scotland, where she attended West Primary School from 1979 to 1985. She then went to Roundhay School, a comprehensive school in Leeds’ Roundhay neighborhood.
Liz Truss Career
Mary Elizabeth Truss is a British politician who was Prime Minister of the United Kingdom and Conservative Party Leader from September to October 2022. She resigned on her 50th day in office amid a government crisis, making her the UK’s shortest-serving prime minister in history. Truss previously served in the Cabinets of Prime Ministers David Cameron, Theresa May, and Boris Johnson, most recently as Foreign Secretary from 2021 to 2022. She has served as the Member of Parliament for South West Norfolk since 2010. Truss worked for Shell from 1996 to 2000, during which time she earned her Chartered Management Accountant (ACMA) designation in 1999. Truss joined Cable & Wireless in 2000 and rose to the position of economic director before leaving in 2005. From 1998 to 2000, Truss was the chair of the Lewisham Deptford Conservative Association. Truss ran unsuccessfully for Greenwich London Borough Council in 1998 (for the Vanbrugh ward) and 2002. (in Blackheath Westcombe). Conservative Party MPs chose Truss and former Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak to be put forward to the membership for the final leadership vote on July 20. She came in second in the final MPs ballot, with 113 votes to Sunak’s 137. On September 5, it was announced that Truss received 57.4% of the vote in the membership vote, making her the new leader.
Truss was appointed Prime Minister by Queen Elizabeth II at Balmoral Castle on September 6, 2022, as the elected leader of the Conservatives, the majority party in Parliament.
Liz Truss Personal Life
Truss married fellow accountant Hugh O’Leary in 2000, and the couple has two daughters. She had an extramarital affair with married MP Mark Field, whom the Conservative Party had appointed as her political mentor, from 2004 to mid-2005. She is still married to O’Leary.
Liz Truss Net Worth
Liz Truss has an estimated net worth of approximately $9.4 million.