Liz Truss Elected Next UK Prime Minister: All You Need to Know About Her 

Liz Truss Elected Next UK Prime Minister: All You Need to Know About Her 
Liz Truss become a New PM of UK

A six-week long gruelling campaign for the UK PM post finally came to an end today, as a Liz Truss emerge victorious against her opponent Rishi Sunak. Now she becomes a next UK Prime Minister and leader of the Conservative Party, she was favoured by many tory members. 

She wins over her fellow party member Rishi Sunak by a margin of 20,000 votes. She secured 81,326 votes and Rishi got 60,399 votes of their Tory MPs (Conservative Party Members). 

The winner was announced on Monday 5th September at 17:00 IST by Sir Graham Brady- Chair of the 1922 Committee of Backbench Tory MPs and returning officer of the leadership election. 

But the question is who is Liz Truss? All you need to know about the UK next Prime Minister - 

Early Life, Education &Family - 

Liz Truss born on 26 July 1975 in Oxford, England as Mary Elizabeth Truss, eldest of four siblings and the only girl.

Her father John Kenneth Truss is an emeritus professor of pure mathematics at the University of Leeds and her mother Priscilla Mary was a nurse and teacher. 

 She attended Roundhay School in Leads, and then graduated from Merton College in Oxford University in 1996, where she studied Philosophy, Politics and Economics. 

Her upbringing in a family of liberal democrats, made a big impact on her childhood and youth days, as she became president of Oxford University Liberal Democrats. 

During her time as a Liberal Democrat, Truss supported the legalisation of marijuana and in her speech in 1994, she supported the abolition of monarchy. 

While at Oxford she switched to conservative belief and joined the party in 1996.  

She met her future husband Hugh O’Leary an accountant the following year at a Conservative party convention, they both married in 2000. 

Couple has two daughters Florence 16, and Liberty 13. 

Professional Career - 

She began her career in 1996 in Shell during this time she qualified as a Chartered Management Accountant (ACMA) in 1999. 

In 2002 she joined Cable& Wireless and rose to economic director position but left it in 2005 

She then began her political career and contested in a general election as a conservative candidate in 2001 for Hemsworth, West Yorkshire but lost  

She lost again in 2005, when she contested an election from another seat in west Yorkshire, Calder Valley. 

After her lost in the election, she became a full-time deputy director of Reform in January 2008, where she implemented rigorous academic standards in schools, and successfully tackle serious and organise crime in UK. 

Political Career - 

Liz truss elected as a Councilor for Etham South in the Greenwich in 2006. 

Her main political career shaped by his Mentor Conservative MP Mark Field, but two got involved in the 18-month long affair, which results in many Conservative MPs opposed her from contesting in South West Norfolk seat, because she hided her affair. 

But Liz Truss managed to survive the crisis by winning a confidence vote by 132 votes to 37. 

Ministerial Career - 

Liz Truss ministerial career began when she was elected to the House of Commons as a Conservative MP in 2010. David Cameron considered her to be an A-list candidate for his party 

  • Just After 2 years as a MP, she was in 2012 appointed Parliamentary Under – Secretary of State at the Department of Education 
  • In 2014 due to cabinet reshuffle, Liz appointed Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs 
  • In 2016 during Theresa May leadership, she was appointed Secretary of State for Justice and Lord Chancellor 
  • Liz is the first female Lord Chancellor in the 1000-year history of the office 
  • In 2017 general election in UK, Truss moved to the position of Chief Secretary to the Treasury 
  • In 2019 she openly supported Boris Johnson leadership and appointed by him Secretary of State for International Trade and President of the Board of Trade 
  • When MP Amber Rudd resign, Liz was additionally appointed as a Minister for Women and Equalities in 2019 
  • Johnson in 2021 cabinet reshuffle promoted Truss to the Secretary for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs 
  • As Boris Johnson resigned on July 2022 due to several scandals, Liz Truss announced her interest in the Party leadership election 

Liz Truss Upcoming challenges as a PM of UK - 

It is clear from the current situation of UK, that Liz Truss victory as a UK PM is not getting gold in the platter but actually, she has to dealt with so many issues lurking on UK. 

  • She has to tackle rising inflation and She has planned to cut taxes.  
  •  Reduce the cost of household energy bills, which is rising because of the sanction on Russia by UK. 
  • She has promised to reverse the recent increase in National Insurance and will cancel a rise in corporation tax. 
  • She also promises to increase frontline border force by 20%.  
  • She will also tackle violence against women and girls, including criminalising street harassment. 

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