Liz Truss has been named Britain’s next prime minister today, winning a leadership race against the former finance minister Rishi Sunak. But what are the new prime minister’s links to Yorkshire?
Truss won with a vote of 81,326 to 60,399 making her the new prime minister of Britain, which is facing a cost of living crisis like no other.
During the campaign Truss wrote an article in the Telegraph saying: “I grew up in Leeds, at the heart of the Red Wall. I was educated at a comprehensive school in the city”. But when and where did Truss live in Yorkshire?
Truss lived in the leafy and affluent area of Roundhay in Leeds, as her father was a professor at the University of Leeds, and her mother was a nurse and a teacher.
Where did Liz Truss go to school?
She attended Roundhay School where she completed high school and her A-Levels, which she has said previously “let down children” in a TV debate on Sunday, July 17th with Rishi Sunak. Truss was in attendance at the from the late 1980s to the early 90s, when she graduated in 1993.
Truss described her time in Leeds as being at the “heart of the Red Wall”, and although her father and mother were labour supporters, according to the Yorkshire Post the area was in fact under a Tory councillor when Truss will have attended the Leeds school.
Yorkshire Post wrote: The Leeds North East constituency in which it sits was represented by a Conservative MP between 1955 and 1997 – covering Ms Truss’s time in the city before she went to Oxford University. But the seat has been held since then by Labour’s Fabian Hamilton.”
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