Liz Truss sheds tear as she reveals impact on her teenage daughters of short-lived premiership

Liz Truss shed a tear during an interview as she opened up about the impact of her short-lived premiership on her two teenage daughters.

The former Conservative Prime Minister, who became the UK’s shortest-ever serving premier after her ‘mini budget’ disastrously blew up in September 2022, wiped away a tear as she was asked about the fallout’s impact on her two daughters, Liberty and Frances.

Speaking to GB News’ Chopper’s Political Podcast on Thursday, she said: “I think I find it hardest when it's to do with my children. Everything else I can take.”

She said she found criticism “difficult” when it came to her daughters, saying: “I tell them not to read the papers and not to look at Twitter."

In her new book, Ten Years To Save The West, the 48-year-old wrote how “most children find out about the fallibilities of their parents over a number of years. Mine saw all of mine publicly exposed in very short order".

Former prime minister Liz Truss resigned in October 2022 (PA Wire)
Former prime minister Liz Truss resigned in October 2022 (PA Wire)

The book also reveals that at one point her daughter Liberty telephoned her from her school playing field urging her not to resign.

But Ms Truss told the podcast: “It was a bit late by then. It was a bit… I had sort of written the resignation speech by then when she phoned.”

Separately while promoting her book, the South West Norfolk MP previously revealed the late Queen's final words to her in their first and only official meeting.

Queen Elizabeth II is said to have told the then-prime minister: “I'll see you next week" as they met at Balmoral on September 6 2022, just two days before the monarch's death.

Some 15 prime ministers led the country during Elizabeth II's reign, with Ms Truss being the last of them.

She has also refused to rule out running for leader of the Conservative Party again.

The Tory former prime minister claimed she had "unfinished business" at the top of politics, declining to rule out another leadership bid.

Asked by LBC earlier this week if she would want to return to frontline politics in the event the Conservatives lose the coming general election, Ms Truss said: “I definitely have unfinished business. Definitely. And I think the Conservative Party has unfinished business.

“I think, if we're honest with ourselves, we haven't done enough to reverse the Blair legacy."