Liz Truss' journey to becoming
Prime Minister

Liz Truss defeated her rival minister Rishi Sunak by 81,326 votes to 60,399.

Liz Truss was born on 26 July 1975 in Oxford, United Kingdom.

Studied in government school, 47-year-old Truss's father was a mathematics professor and mother was a nurse.

Truss studied at Merton College, Oxford, graduating in 1996 and joining the Conservative Party.

He founded the Free Enterprise Group of Conservative MPs, has written papers and books, including Of the Coalition (2011) and Britain Unchained (2012).

Truss served as Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Child Care and Education from 2012 to 2014.

Following Cameron's resignation in July 2016, Truss became Secretary of State for Justice and the first female Lord Chancellor in history until May.

Following the 2017 general election, Truss was appointed Chief Secretary to the Treasury

She assumed the additional role of Minister for Women and Equality in September 2019.

She was appointed the government's chief negotiator in December 2021 with the European Union and the UK chair of the EU-UK Partnership Council.

Truss won the 2022 Conservative Party leadership election.

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