December 7 2013 Latest news:
Joseph Watts, Political editor
Wednesday, November 21, 2012
The rising star of South West Norfolk MP Liz Truss was confirmed by political magazine The Spectator today, which named her “Minister to Watch”.
She has certainly been trusted with responsibility for things that are central to government education strategy, unlike her predecessor Lib Dem Sarah Teather.
The childcare debate has seen Truss on the air-waves a lot, but add to that the national curriculum and exams and you have the makings of an influential member of the administration.
The Spectator awards ceremony spiel before she won was: “Already she has become known as the ‘human hand grenade’ where she is thrown into a department to remove bureaucratic blockages.
“Today, we are happy to arm her with an implement that should help her conclusively resolve any further disputes with her officials. Our Minister to Watch is the Department of Education’s very own Miss Dynamite; Liz Truss.”
I’m sure she didn’t cringe at that at all.