Tory’s grassroots darling, Liz Truss, has become the second female Foreign Minister to replace Dominic Raab in Boris Johnson’s brutal cabinet reshuffle.
- Liz Truss has been appointed as the new Foreign Minister on behalf of Dominic Raab
- Became the second female foreign minister after worker Margaret Beckett
- She was promoted to one of four great state offices after a series of Whitehall roles
After more than two years, Ms. Truss will take over the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in one of the four great State Councils. Minister of International Trade..
Mr. Rab’s rise to the top in Westminster is now declining due to his demotion to Secretary of Justice, but Mr. Truss has continued to rise after playing various front bench roles for the past decade. ..
The promotion of Mr. Truss, who is married and has two daughters, is likely to please the grassroots of the Conservative Party.
In a recent Conservative poll by Tory, Mr. Truss, 46, comfortably surpassed Prime Minister Rishi Sunak’s second place as the most popular cabinet minister.
After Amber Rudd’s resignation, Ms. Truss will continue her role as Minister for Women and Equalities since September 2019.
Liz Truss today replaced Dominic Raab with Boris Johnson’s cabinet reshuffle to become the second female Foreign Minister in British history.
Mr. Rab’s surge to the top in Westminster is now declining as he was demoted to Secretary of Justice, but Mr. Truss continues her rise.
Ms. Truss is the second woman to be appointed Minister of Foreign Affairs after Labor Party Margaret Beckett performed her duties under the Tony Blair administration from May 2006 to June 2007.
Appointment could increase speculation about future Tory leader bids as Ms. Truss continues to grow in her name.
In 2019, Ms. Truss declared that she was considering running for a top job following Theresa May’s resignation.
However, in favor of Johnson’s candidacy, she eventually decided not to enter the contest.
She served as Secretary of State for International Trade in July 2019, when Johnson became Prime Minister. This is an important role for the Prime Minister in establishing a “Global Britain” vision after Brexit.
First elected to the Conservative Party of South West Norfolk in 2010, Ms. Truss has led Britain’s trade promotion in this role.
She secured the UK’s first “from scratch” trade deal with Australia after Brexit earlier this year.
The move to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs concludes the remarkable rise of Mr. Truss, who began his senior ministerial career as Administrator of the Environment in July 2014.
Mr. Truss’ promotion is likely to please the Conservative grassroots after a recent member poll suggests she is the most popular cabinet minister.
Johnson chose to demote Raab in response to a backlash over the response to the Afghanistan crisis.
She was transferred to the Secretary of Justice and Lord High Chancellor in July 2016, and then again in June 2017 to the Secretary of State for the Ministry of Finance.
In a Tory survey in August this year, Ms. Truss topped the Cabinet’s popular league.
She has a net satisfaction of plus 85.2 in the grassroots, comfortably surpassing second-placed Snack at plus 74.5.
Mr. Raab, who was replaced by her, had one of the worst ratings in the survey after his popularity plummeted during the Afghanistan crisis. His net satisfaction was plus 6.1.
Liz Truss replaces Dominic Raab as Foreign Minister
SourceLiz Truss replaces Dominic Raab as Foreign Minister