Liz Truss succeeds Boris Johnson as UK’s new Prime Minister, pledges deduction of taxes from day one
6 September, 2022 | Vaishali Sharma
British Foreign Secretary Liz Truss has defeated former Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak to become the head of the ruling Conservative Party. Truss, 47, will meet Queen Elizabeth II on Tuesd...
British Foreign Secretary Liz Truss has defeated former Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak to become the head of the ruling Conservative Party.
Truss, 47, will meet Queen Elizabeth II on Tuesday for a “kissing of hands” ritual. Truss will become Britain’s third female prime minister, following Margaret Thatcher and Theresa May, after being formally requested by the Queen to form a cabinet. Notably, all female prime ministers have been Conservatives to date.
Truss also worked for three previous prime ministers. David Cameron elevated her to environment secretary, and she served as Theresa May’s justice secretary. Boris Johnson appointed her as Foreign Secretary in 2021.
Truss, an Oxford graduate, had spent ten years in the energy and telecoms industries before joining politics.
Truss, a Conservative member of parliament since 2010, has held many cabinet positions since 2012, including international trade secretary and minister for women and equalities. She will become Foreign Secretary in September 2021.
Truss is married and the mother of two children.
Liz Truss is the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth, and Development Affairs and the Member of Parliament for South West Norfolk. Liz is also the Minister for Women and Equalities.
Liz, who was born in Leeds to left-wing parents, defied convention by beginning her profession as an economist and accountant with a Conservative membership card. She was first elected as a Greenwich councillor in 2006, and then as the MP for South West Norfolk in 2010. She was one of the first MPs from her intake to be appointed to the Government in 2012.
She became viral after giving a speech on cheese. Many people remembered her from a speech she gave at the Tory Party Conference in 2014, in which she warmly praised British cheese and bacon.
She has served as Education Minister, Secretary of State for the Environment (where she proudly promoted the virtues of British cheese), Justice Secretary, Chief Secretary to the Treasury, Secretary of State for International Trade and President of the Board of Trade, and Minister for Women and Equalities.
She has been a firm champion of the interests of South West Norfolk, fighting numerous successful battles for the area, including the dualling of the A11, the F35 fighter planes to be based at RAF Marham, and improved rural internet.
Liz is committed to provide every kid with fundamental math and science abilities, and she has recently offered funds for new mathematics instructors, a bonus for schools whose children study math, and an expansion of the Maths Schools programme.
Liz was entrusted as Chief Secretary with keeping a close eye on the public finances and promoting productivity in government services so that taxpayers receive the greatest bang for their buck. She visited Japan, South Korea, Brazil, and Chile to see how nations throughout the world are boosting economic development, managing public budgets, and providing world-class public services.
Liz became Secretary of State for International Trade and President of the Board of Trade in July 2019. Liz was in charge of forging new trade accords and relationships throughout the world as International Trade Secretary. Liz is the Minister for Women and Equalities, and she is in charge of cross-government equality policy and legislation.
Liz is not afraid to speak her views, and she feels that allowing people to start and develop businesses without the burden of red tape is critical to our country’s economic future. She has spoken out vehemently against Jeremy Corbyn’s Labour Party’s Big State plans, which she feels would harm choice, innovation, and prosperity.
Liz was named Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth, and Development Affairs in September 2021.
She has promised to “start cutting taxes from day one.” This includes repealing the April National Insurance hike and delaying green fees on energy bills to assist households cope with rising prices.