Liz Truss, UK PM, Is Facing Investigations Over Spending on Norwich City Online Shop

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Newly elected Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, Liz Truss is under fire for Foreign Office spending, including £1,841 via Norwich City’s online shop when she was Foreign Secretary of the UK.

Liz Truss Is Facing Investigations Over Foreign Office Spend At Premier League Side Norwich City FC

In a letter to the department, Labour’s shadow attorney general Emily Thornberry questioned the use of Foreign Office expense cards, which was up to 45% from the previous year.

She questioned why there had been expenses for the officials, including two payments to the relegated Premier League team at the time.

The payments were made on two different days: £523.50 on March 21 and £1,318 on October 21.

Liz Truss, a South West Norfolk MP, served as the department’s foreign secretary at the time.

When she served as the Chief Secretary to the Treasury in 2018, she tweeted about Norwich City.

According to the Local Democracy Reporting Service, she was holding talks with Gulf leaders in October 2021 and meeting with the Ukrainian defense minister in March.

To date, who requested the payments or what was bought under the watch of Liz Truss is unknown.

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Ms. Truss revealed to a throng of party members at Leeds United’s Elland Road during a Conservative leadership debate in July that she was a Norwich City supporter.

She remarked, “What can I say? They’re a fine family club.

“Delia [Smith, the joint majority share holdera ]’s great woman, great cookbooks, I think you can all agree.”

Ms. Thornberry wrote in a letter to Foreign Office junior minister Gillian Keegan MP that she found it challenging to comprehend why the department had spent money on things like “high-end private catering; wellness and beauty treatments; extensive supplies from UK wineries; large amounts of home furnishing; and even £1,841 at the Norwich City club shop”.

She further inquired as to how officials came up with £4,333 for “two trips to the hairdresser.”

Who is Liz Truss

The current Prime Minister of the United Kingdom and Leader of the Conservative Party is Mary Elizabeth Truss (born 26 July 1975).

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Liz Truss Is Facing Investigations Over Foreign Office Spend At Premier League Side Norwich City FC

In 2010, Truss was elected to represent South West Norfolk as an MP. Under Prime Minister David Cameron, Theresa May, and Boris Johnson, she held several Cabinet positions, most recently serving as Foreign Secretary from 2021 to 2022.

Elizabeth II passed away on September 8, 2022, two days after choosing Truss as the final of fifteen British prime ministers under her reign as the longest-serving British monarch.

Truss was the leader of the Oxford University Liberal Democrats and a student at Oxford’s Merton College. She joined the Conservative Party in 1996. She was deputy director of the research tank and employed for Cable & Wireless and Shell.

How Is Liz Truss Connected to Norwich City

What is it about politicians who back football clubs that makes us feel so queasy?

When David Cameron was confused about whether he supported West Ham or Aston Villa in 2015, he undoubtedly didn’t help the situation.

Liz Truss has now succeeded in upsetting a sizable fanbase by claiming to favor Norwich.

When the debate went to football at a Leeds Conservative hustings, the new prime minister admitted that she is a Norwich City supporter.

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Truss, who grew up in Leeds, drew jeers from the audience when she said that she had transferred her allegiance from the Yorkshire team to Norwich FC.

The Tory leader complimented joint majority shareholder Delia Smith and described Norwich as a “nice family club.”

The audience responded more favorably when she added that the Conservatives must emulate Leeds great Don Revie if they are to defeat Keir Starmer’s Labour in the upcoming general election.

However, Norwich supporters’ response on social media was hardly favorable.

Personal life

At St. Alfege Church in Greenwich, Truss wed Hugh O’Leary, a fellow accountant, in 2000. The couple has two kids. She had an adulterous relationship with married MP Mark Field, who the Conservative Party had designated as her political mentor, from 2004 until mid-2005. She and O’Leary stayed wed.

Anglican Truss stated at a Conservative Party hustings: “I share the values of the Christian faith and the Church of England, but I’m not a regular practicing religious person.”

Liz Truss Is Facing Investigations Over Foreign Office Spend At Premier League Side Norwich City FC

Reverend Canon Richard Truss, Truss’ uncle, is a retired Church of England priest who served as the previous vicar of St. John’s Church in Waterloo. Truss and O’Leary’s marriage was officiated by him.

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