Find out who is Liz Truss, Britain's new foreign secretary, is

She's the first female Conservative to be appointed in the role.

9/16/2021 8:00:00 PM

Liz Truss is now the UK’s second woman foreign secretary and first female Conservative in the role

She's the first female Conservative to be appointed in the role.

.Education secretary Gavin Williamson and housing secretary Robert Jenrick were among those who were removed from their posts.And while he was demoted from foreign secretary and replaced by Liz Truss,has replaced justice secretary Robert Buckland in the role.

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Raab was also made deputy prime minister during the reshuffle.Read on to find out everything you need to know aboutthe new foreign secretary, Liz Truss.Who is Liz Truss?Liz Truss is now the UK’s second woman foreign secretary and first female Conservative in the role. Her full name is Elizabeth Mary Truss.

She is 46 years old and has been in a variety of roles within Parliament, including trade secretary and secretary of state for women and equalities – a post that she will continue to hold.Liz Truss is the first female Conservative foreign secretary (Picture: Dan Kitwood via Getty) headtopics.com

The new foreign secretary has a husband and two daughters, and studied philosophy, politics and economics (PPE) at Merton College, Oxford.Her parents are left-wing, and while she was initially active in student politics with the Liberal Democrats, she later shifted towards the Conservatives.

Having first entered Parliament in 2010, her new appointment is quite the promotion and one of the most coveted jobs in Cabinet.Prior to her political career, Liz worked in the energy and telecommunications industry for 10 years as a commercial manager and economics director. She is also a qualified management accountant.

What is a Foreign Secretary?According to the government website, The Foreign Secretary has overall responsibility for the work of the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office, so it’s no easy task.The appointed person must look after the UK’s relations with foreign governments and states.

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