Liz Truss Wins Party Contest, Set To Become Britain’s New PM

Mary Elizabeth Truss popularly known as Liz Truss won the election to become the United Kingdom’s Conservative Party leader and she is expected to be appointed Prime Minister of the United Kingdom

Liz Truss is a British politician who was appointed as Secretary of State for Justice and Lord Chancellor in Theresa May’s first ministry. She will be the third female prime minister to lead the country.

Outgoing British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has congratulated Liz Truss after she won the Conservative Party leadership contest on Monday.

Johnson was forced to resign in July after months of controversy and was the first UK premier in history found to have broken the law in office during the so-called Partygate scandal.

Truss, currently the foreign minister, defeated former finance minister Rishi Sunak in a vote of Conservative Party members, winning by 81,326 votes to 60,399.

“I will deliver a bold plan to cut taxes and grow our economy,” Truss said after the result was announced.

She also said: “I will deliver on the energy crisis, dealing with people’s energy bills, but also dealing with the long-term issues we have on energy supply.”

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Truss takes over as the country faces a cost of living crisis, industrial unrest, a recession and war in Europe, where Britain has been a leading backer of Ukraine.

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