Liz Truss takes over as Brexit minister

Liz Truss takes over as Brexit minister

UK Foreign Secretary Liz Truss has been appointed as the lead negotiator with the EU following Lord Frost’s resignation.

Liz Truss, UK Foreign Secretary.

In a statement at the weekend, Downing Street said that Truss will have “ministerial responsibility for the UK’s relationship with the European Union with immediate effect.”

The minister will also chair negotiations to “resolve the problems arising from the current operation of the Northern Ireland Protocol.”

Starting in the education department, Truss took on her first government role two years after first being elected as MP for southwest Norfolk in 2010. In 2014, she became Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs. In September this year, Truss was appointed as Foreign Secretary.

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