Liz Truss will become the UK’s new prime minister.
She received 81,326 votes to Rishi Sunak’s 60,399 and will fly to Scotland tomorrow to be sworn into office by the Queen. Outgoing Prime Minister Boris Johnson who will also travel to Balmoral to formally offer his resignation to the Queen.
Liz Truss said: “I am honoured to be elected Leader of the Conservative Party. Thank you for putting your trust in me to lead and deliver for our great country.
“I will take bold action to get all of us through these tough times, grow our economy, and unleash the United Kingdom’s potential.”
She has promised to take ‘decisive action’ on the cost of living crisis.
I am honoured to be elected Leader of the Conservative Party.
Thank you for putting your trust in me to lead and deliver for our great country.
I will take bold action to get all of us through these tough times, grow our economy, and unleash the United Kingdom’s potential. pic.twitter.com/xCGGTJzjqb
— Liz Truss (@trussliz) September 5, 2022
North Thanet MP Sir Roger Gale said: “The new Prime Minister will be taking on a huge task when she is sworn in by the Queen at Balmoral tomorrow. At the top of the agenda must be the cost of living and fuel prices.
“We need well-targeted measures to help the most vulnerable, care and residential homes and small businesses – particularly in the hospitality sector. If she seeks to deliver on these issues then she will have my full support. We need a breath of fresh air and honesty in Government.”
Liz Truss entered Parliament in 2010. She was appointed Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Education and Childcare in September 2012. Elizabeth served as the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs from July 2014 until July 2016.
She was Lord Chancellor and Secretary of State for Justice from July 2016 until June 2017. She was Chief Secretary to the Treasury from June 2017 until July 2019.
She was appointed Minister for Women and Equalities on 10 September 2019 and was appointed Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs on 15 September 2021.
The mother-of-two formerly worked in the energy and telecommunications industry for 10 years as a commercial manager and economics director and is a management accountant.