The Tory leadership race has been reduced to two candidates after a week of smear campaigns, anti-trans dog whistles, and secret voting. Liz Truss, The Conservative minister for women and equalities launched an anti-trans tirade about women, cervixes, and self-identification just days after cutting aid to women and equality by more than half. More about her take on this case is discussed in the section below.
Elizabeth Mary Truss, 46, was born in Oxford and attended Merton College, where she studied Philosophy, Politics, and Economics.
She worked for Shell and Cable & Wireless after graduation before becoming the deputy director of Reform in January 2008.
Liz has been the MP for South West Norfolk since 2010, and she has served as Environment Secretary from 2014 to 2016, as well as Justice Secretary and Lord Chancellor from 2016 to 2017. Since 2019, she has also served as Minister for Women and Equalities.
In September 2021, she was promoted from International Trade Secretary to Foreign Secretary.
She has been named the next Conservative Party leader and Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, defeating Rishi Sunak by 21,000 votes.
Liz Truss received 81,326 votes from the Tory membership, while Mr. Sunak received 60,399.
Some Facts About Her:
Full name Mary Elizabeth Truss Birthday 26 July 1975 Age 47 Birthpalce Oxford, England Political party Conservative Active 1996–present Other political affiliations Liberal Democrats (before 1996) Spouse(s) Hugh O'Leary Children 2 Education Merton College, Oxford (BA) Nationality British Father's name John Kenneth Truss Mother's name Priscilla Mary Truss
Does Liz Truss Have Transphobia?
Liz Truss, who was recently appointed as foreign secretary alongside her equalities role, told The Telegraph's Chopper's Politics Podcast at to live event at the Conservative Party Conference that people who want to change their sexuality should not be able to declare their own identity and should instead be subjected to invasive medical checks.
This incident took place on Sunday, 3rd October.
Those people must first be diagnosed to obtain a GRC, which is required for both men and women in the UK to change their birth certificates.
The leader thinks they've taken the right approach with those people. She revealed that they've simplified the process and made it more humane at the conference.
She does not have transphobia and has complete respect for those people, but she also claimed that self-identifying with no checks and balances in the system would be wrong.
"Is it a clear medical process of understanding how that process works, and those medical checks are important?"
Truss did not elaborate on what she did to make the legal recognition process simpler and kinder. The only change made during her tenure as Minister for Women and Equalities was a reduction in the cost of a GRC. The politician stated in May 2021 that the application process would be moved online to make it simpler. This is still a possibility.
Liz Truss Sexuality: Her Partner and Allegations Explained
Hugh O'Leary, an accountant, is Liz Truss's husband. He attended the London School of Economics and is thought to be the same age as Liz, who is 46.
They first met at a Tory Party conference in 1997 and went on a date soon after. The PM candidate recalled their first date to You, saying, "I invited him ice skating, and he sprained his ankle."
Liz and Hugh married in 2000, marking their 22nd wedding anniversary.
The PM candidate frequently shares photos from her family life, such as vacation photos, weekend memories, and dinner preparations.
Truss came under fire in 2006 after it was revealed that she had an affair with then-Tory MP Mark Field, who was the Shadow Minister for London at the time.
She met Field around 2000 when the leader was 25 and had already made a name for herself in the party scene.
To help her career, Field was assigned as her political mentor. The affair lasted 18 months until it ended in June 2005.
When the Daily Mail questioned her husband O'Leary about the affair, he said, "I don't want to talk about it."
Truss stated in 2019 that she is happily married.
Field's 12-year marriage ended when the scandal broke, but Truss and O'Leary reconciled and now have two daughters.
Does Liz Truss Have Children?
Liz Truss and her husband Hugh are the parents of two daughters, Liberty and Frances.
There aren't many details about them because Liz enjoys much media attention as a politician, which could explain why her family is keeping a low-key profile for the time being.
The Foreign Secretary posted a picture of a birthday cake in 2020 with the words 'Frances 14,' implying that her first child will be 16 this year.
Even on her Instagram profile, she stated 'Liberty 10' in 2018, making her other daughter 14 years old.
The PM candidate said of her eldest daughter in the same You interview: "She introduces me to places I wouldn't think of much."
Liz and her husband, with their two children live in the Norfolk market town of Thetford.