LIZ TRUSS is in the running to become the third female Prime Minister in the UK.

She was already the second woman the serve the Foreign Secretary and the first ever female Conservative to take on this role – this is all about Liz Truss.

Who is Liz Truss?

Liz Truss – born on July 26, 1975 – is a British politician who now serves as Foreign Secretary.

She has been Minister for Women and Equalities since September 2019, and a Conservative MP for South West Norfolk since 2010.

Truss was born to left-wing parents and went on to study philosophy, politics and economics at Merton College, Oxford.

She launched a career as an economist and accountant before being elected as a councillor in Greenwich in 2006.

Truss describes herself "disruptor-in-chief" and someone who is "not afraid to speak her mind".

She also refers to herself as a "prolific tweeter" and is among the most followed government ministers on social media with 287,000 followers on Twitter and 15,000 on Instagram.


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What roles has Liz Truss worked in?

She later entered Parliament and then became one of the first MPs of her intake to enter Government in 2012.

She held the position of Chief Secretary to the Treasury from 2017 to 2019, and was Lord Chancellor and Secretary of State for Justice in Theresa May's first ministry from 2016 to 2017.

She replaced climate change sceptic Owen Paterson as Environment Secretary in a 2014 reshuffle, bringing the issue – and the fact that "human beings have contributed to it" – to the forefront.

Her first junior ministerial role was as Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State at the Department for Education, which she left in 2014, but she first entered Parliament in 2010.

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Truss was a Remainer in the 2016 EU referendum, but later admitted she had "changed her mind" on Brexit.

How did Liz Truss vote on Brexit?

Truss is a hardline Brexiteer, she voted to leave the EU in the 2016 referendum.

As Foreign Secretary, she helped lay the groundwork for terminating participation in the Northern Ireland Protocol via legislation.

Is Liz Truss running for Prime Minister?

Liz Truss announced her candidacy by writing in The Telegraph.

She bids to cut corporation tax, reverse the National Insurance rise and overhaul business rates.

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Truss said: "I will fight the election as a Conservative and govern as a Conservative.

"Under my leadership, I would start cutting taxes from day one to take immediate action to help people deal with the cost of living."

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