Liz Truss elected as Britain’s new Prime Minister

Recently, UK Foreign Minister Liz Truss has been elected as the next Prime Minister of Britain and the leader of the governing Conservative Party.

Highlights

  • After a grueling six-week campaign, Liz defeated her rival, former finance minister Rishi Sunak, by 81,326 votes to 60,399.
  • Liz Truss is the 56th Prime Minister of Britain and the third woman Prime Minister to lead the country. The previous female prime ministers – Margaret Thatcher and Theresa May – were also from the Conservative Party.

Liz Truss

Liz Truss’s full name is Mary Elizabeth Truss. He was born on 26 July 1975 in Oxford, England. When Liz Truss was four years old, her family moved to Scotland. Here he did his early studies. After a few years, she moved to Canada. In 1996 Truss studied Philosophy, Politics and Economics from Merton College in Oxford.

While studying at Merton College, she came into contact with the Liberal Democrats party. She has also been the chair of the Oxford University Liberal Democrats. Apart from this, she was also a member of the National Executive of Liberal Democrats Youth and Students.

As a student leader, Truss also campaigned extensively for the Labor Party. However, after graduation i.e. in 1996, he left the Democrats and joined the Conservative Party. Since then he is in this party.

Truss also contested the Greenwich London Borough Council elections in 1998 and 2002, although they were defeated in both. On May 4, 2006, he won the first election as a councillor. After this, in 2010, she was elected MP for the first time. In 2014, he was made the Environment Minister.

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