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Liz Truss

Liz Truss

British politician


Birthday
Saturday
She is born 47 years, 2 months and 9 days ago
Birthplace
Oxford, England
Nationality: british Royaume-Uni
Birth sign: Leo
Chinese birth sign: Rabbit

Mary Elizabeth Truss (born 26 July 1975) is a British politician who is the current prime minister of the United Kingdom and leader of the Conservative Party. First elected to parliament in 2010, she held various Cabinet offices under prime ministers David Cameron, Theresa May and Boris Johnson, most recently as foreign secretary from 2021 to 2022. She won the 2022 Conservative Party leadership election following Johnson's resignation amid a government crisis, becoming the prime minister and forming the Truss ministry.

Truss attended Merton College, Oxford and was the president of Oxford University Liberal Democrats. In 1996, she joined the Conservative Party. She worked at Shell and Cable & Wireless, and was deputy director of the think tank Reform. After two unsuccessful attempts to be elected to the House of Commons, she was elected as the MP for South West Norfolk at the 2010 general election. As a backbencher, she called for reform in several policy areas including childcare, mathematics education and the economy. She founded the Free Enterprise Group of Conservative MPs and wrote or co-wrote a number of papers and books, including After the Coalition (2011) and Britannia Unchained (2012).

Truss served as parliamentary under-secretary of state for childcare and education from 2012 to 2014, before Cameron appointed her secretary of state for the environment, food and rural affairs in the 2014 cabinet reshuffle. Although she supported the Britain Stronger in Europe campaign for the United Kingdom to remain in the European Union, she supported Brexit after the 2016 referendum result. After Cameron resigned in July 2016, May appointed Truss secretary of state for justice and lord chancellor, making her the first female lord chancellor in the office's thousand-year history. Following the 2017 general election, Truss was appointed chief secretary to the Treasury.

Following May's resignation in 2019, Truss supported Johnson's successful bid to become Conservative leader and prime minister, after which he appointed Truss as secretary of state for international trade and president of the Board of Trade. She took on the additional role of minister for women and equalities in September 2019. Promoted to foreign secretary by Johnson in the 2021 cabinet reshuffle, she was appointed the government's chief negotiator with the European Union and the United Kingdom's chair of the EU–UK Partnership Council in December 2021, and was involved in the UK's response to the 2022 Russian invasion of Ukraine. She became prime minister amid an ongoing cost of living crisis and an energy supply crisis, in response to which her government implemented an Energy Price Guarantee limiting energy prices for households, businesses and public sector organisations, and announced various tax cuts in a mini-budget.

Source : Wikipedia