In her first speech after pipping Rishi Sunak in the Conservative Party leadership campaign., she said, “I will deliver a bold plan to cut taxes and grow our economy, on the energy crisis and long-term issues on energy supply and National Health Service.”
“We will deliver a great victory for the Conservative Party in 2024,” said UK Foreign Secretary Liz Truss after being named as the next PM of the United Kingdom.
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The 47-year-old senior Cabinet minister was widely expected to become the third female British Prime Minister after 170,000 online and postal votes cast by Tory members, ending Sunak’s historic run as the first member of Parliament of Indian heritage to compete for the top job at 10 Downing Street.
Truss polled 81,326 votes, compared to Sunak’s 60,399 in an election with a high turnout of 82.6 per cent, with 654 rejected ballots from a total of 172,437 eligible Tory voters.
Liz Truss has won the Conservative Party leadership contest, but she will have to wait until Tuesday to formally become prime minister.
Truss and outgoing leader Boris Johnson will travel to Balmoral in Scotland tomorrow in order to meet with Queen Elizabeth II, as per Britain’s unwritten constitution.