Here are five points on Liz Truss
Mary Elizabeth Truss was born in Oxford in 1975. Her father was a mathematics professor at the University of Leeds and mother was a nurse. According to the BBC, Ms Truss played Margaret Thatcher in a school play when she was nine years old.
Her family moved to Scotland when Ms Truss was four where she attended West Primary School in Paisley, Renfrewshire, according to Independent. She studied politics, philosophy and economics at Merton College, Oxford.
Ms Truss graduated in 1996 and became a commercial manager at Shell, the outlet further said. She also worked as economic director of Cable & Wireless Communications.
Ms Truss married Hugh O'Leary, an accountant, in 2000 and the couple has two daughters.
Ms Truss formally entered politics in 2010 as a Tory candidate, winning the South West Norfolk seat and retaining it ever since.
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