Truss studied at Merton College in Oxford, where she served as the head of the Oxford University Liberal Democrats and openly expressed republican views.
After she graduated, her opinions significantly changed, and today, she is seen as being solidly on the right of British politics.
She joined the Conservative Party after receiving her diploma in 1996. Before joining Reform as deputy director, she held positions at Shell and Cable & Wireless.
Is Lynne Truss related to Liz Truss?
Liz and Lynne are not at all related, but Lynne Truss (born May 31, 1955) is an English playwright, author, journalist, and radio host, and Mary Elizabeth Truss is a British politician who has been the South West Norfolk Member of Parliament (MP) since 2010.
Who is Liz Truss?
Prior to being named to the Cabinet by Prime Minister David Cameron as Secretary of State for the Environment, Food, and Rural Affairs during the 2014 cabinet reshuffle, Truss served as Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Childcare and Education from 2012 to 2014.
She backed the Britain Stronger in Europe movement, which favored the UK’s continued membership in the EU, during the 2016 referendum, although she later backed Brexit.
Truss was chosen by Theresa May to serve as the Secretary of State for Justice and Lord Chancellor following Cameron’s resignation in July 2016.