Who is her husband Hugh O’Leary and do they have children?

Who is her husband Hugh O’Leary and do they have children?

Who is her husband Hugh O’Leary and do they have children?

Liz Truss and husband Hugh O'Leary in 2018. (Getty)

Liz Truss and husband Hugh O’Leary in 2018. (Getty)

Liz Truss is first in the race to become the next prime minister, and if she enters number 10, her previously reserved family will likely be brought into the spotlight.

Boris Johnson’s run of success will end on September 5 with polls indicating that Truss is way ahead of his opponent Rishi Sunak.

Both candidates offered eye-catching policies to woo conservative voters, even as the cost of living crisis and rising energy bills continue to overshadow the competition.

But Truss’s tax cut message has kept her popular with Tory members, while many view Sunak’s decision to leave Johnson’s government negatively, which effectively leads to his downfall.

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Rishi Sunak and Liz Truss are fighting until the next PM.  (POPE)

Rishi Sunak and Liz Truss are fighting until the next PM. (POPE)

While most prominent members of the British government are able to keep their family life out of the media spotlight, for the office of prime minister it is often inevitable.

Who is Liz Truss’s husband?

Hugh O’Leary is an accountant and married Truss in 2000.

The couple met at the Conservative Party conference in 1997, when Truss was also working as an accountant.

The couple stayed together after it emerged that Truss had been in a relationship with former Tory MP Mark Field between 2004 and 2005.

Truss and O’Leary never commented on the story after the story was told by the Daily Mail in 2006.

In a 2019 interview with You Magazine when asked about the relationship, Truss replied: “I’m really happily married.”

In the same interview, he recalled their awkward first date saying, “I invited him to ice skate and he sprained his ankle.”

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She also posted photos of her and O’Leary on social media describing him as the love of her life.

The couple split their time between London and their home in Thetford, Norfolk, which is located in Truss constituency.

Does Liz Truss have children?

Truss and O’Leary have two daughters, Frances, 16, and Liberty, 13.

Truss tried to keep them out of the spotlight and didn’t reveal where they go to school.

A birthday cake for Lizz Truss' daughter Frances.  (Instagram)

A birthday cake for Liz Truss’ daughter Frances. (Instagram)

Speaking at the start of the leadership campaign, Frances told The Telegraph that she was working on her social media team.

She said Frances had “done a computer science GCSE, so she’s helping with that. And my youngest daughter was there too, giving general political advice.”

Who were his parents and the rest of his family?

Truss is the eldest of four brothers, with three younger brothers.

She said they are very supportive of her career and helped her that she needed it, but not much else is known about them.

A birthday cake for Lizz Truss' daughter Liberty.  (Instagram)

A birthday cake for Liz Truss’ daughter Liberty. (Instagram)

His parents are John and Priscilla, they raised Truss in Oxford, then in Scotland and finally in Leeds where he attended secondary school.

His father is Professor Emeritus of Mathematics at the University of Leeds.

His mother was a nurse and a teacher.

Liz with her mother Priscilla Truss during the election campaign.  (Getty)

Liz with her mother Priscilla Truss during the election campaign. (Getty)

Both of his parents were very active politically with Truss describing them as “on the left of Labor”.

When she ran for parliamentary elections as a Conservative, her mother agreed to campaign with her while her father refused.

You report that Truss had a very political upbringing with her mother which led her to the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament marches when she was young.

He also said his father was a member of the Green Party.

He told you: “My parents are well-meaning people [but] looking back now I think they got the wrong idea. “

His parents divorced when Truss was 28.

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