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Elizabeth Truss

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President of the Board of Trade
Secretary of State for International Trade
Assumed office
24 July 2019
Prime Minister Boris Johnson
Preceded by Liam Fox
Minister for Women and Equalities
Assumed office
10 September 2019
Prime Minister Boris Johnson
Preceded by Amber Rudd
Chief Secretary to the Treasury
In office
11 June 2017 – 24 July 2019
Prime Minister Theresa May
Preceded by David Gauke
Succeeded by Rishi Sunak
Secretary of State for Justice
Lord High Chancellor of Great Britain
In office
14 July 2016 – 11 June 2017
Prime Minister Theresa May
Preceded by Michael Gove
Succeeded by David Lidington
Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
In office
15 July 2014 – 14 July 2016
Prime Minister David Cameron
Preceded by Owen Paterson
Succeeded by Andrea Leadsom
Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Childcare and Education
In office
4 September 2012 – 15 July 2014
Prime Minister David Cameron
Preceded by Sarah Teather
Succeeded by Sam Gyimah
Member of Parliament
for South West Norfolk
Assumed office
6 May 2010
Preceded by Christopher Fraser
Majority 18,312 (30.0%)
Personal details
Born
Mary Elizabeth Truss

26 July 1975 (1975-07-26) (age 46)
Oxford, England
Political party Conservative (1996–present)
Other political
affiliations
Liberal Democrats (before 1996)
Spouse(s)
Hugh O'Leary (m. 2000)
Children 2
Alma mater Merton College, Oxford

Mary Elizabeth Truss (born 26 July 1975), known as Liz Truss, is a British politician. She is the Secretary of State for International Trade and President of the Board of Trade since July 2019 in Boris Johnson's cabinet. She was the the Chief Secretary to the Treasury from 2017 to 2019 and Member of Parliament (MP) for South West Norfolk since 2010. Truss was born in Oxford. She was educated at the University of Oxford.

She also served as the Secretary of State for Justice and Lord High Chancellor from 2016 to 2017, Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs from 2014 to 2016 and Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Education and Childcare from 2012 to 2014.

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