Liz Truss Young

Truss studied at Merton College in Oxford, where she also served as the president of the Oxford University Liberal Democrats and openly expressed republican views.

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She is now regarded as being firmly on the right of British politics after her views significantly changed in the years following her graduation.

She entered the Conservative Party after earning her degree in 1996. Before she was appointed deputy director at the think tank Reform, she worked at Shell and Cable & Wireless.

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Liz Truss Young

A teenage Conservative tells BBC News that Liz Truss should be the next prime minister because she was “the best of a terrible lot.”

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Who is Liz Truss?

She advocated for change as a backbencher in a number of policy areas, including childcare, math instruction, and the economy.

She established the Free Enterprise Group of Conservative MPs and authored or co-authored a number of papers and books, including Britannia Unchained and After the Coalition (2011).