On Monday, The 47-year-old Ms. Liz Truss defeated Rishi Sunak, the former Chancellor, and became Britain’s new Prime Minister; she secured 81,326 votes while Sunak got 60,399 votes.
After the victory, in her Twitter post, she tweeted
“I am honored 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.”
The Queen appointed Liz Truss on Tuesday after she journeyed to the 96-year-old monarch’s Balmoral Castle residence in Aberdeenshire, Scotland, to meet the Queen. The latter then asked her to hold the position formally.
The monarch has an age-old tradition of inviting the newly positioned leader to Buckingham Palace in London, who would have formed the majority party to form a government on her behalf.
Due to the Queen’s mobility issue and restricted travel schedule, she agreed to host Johnson and Truss at Balmoral Castle in Aberdeenshire, Scotland, which is her vacation residence. Earlier in a meeting with the Queen, Boris Johnson officially announced his resignation as the leader of the UK government.
Liz Truss departed Balmoral Castle after she met with the Queen and traveled back to London, where she would make her first inaugural speech as prime minister before introducing her senior cabinet officials.
Suella Braverman, attorney general, is anticipated to be elevated to replace Priti Patel, who resigned from the position of home secretary on Monday. In addition to the change in Cabinet members, Downing Street is reportedly seeing a significant change of guard, with several of Mr. Johnson’s senior-most advisers expected to either leave or be reassigned.
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The UK is undergoing the worst-ever economic crisis in decades, with double-digit inflation and increasing gas and energy prices. The prime minister of the UK is faced with a heavy to-do list.
Though there is a concern that more borrowing might worsen inflation, Liz Truss, who calls herself a free-market liberal, has pledged tax cuts to spur development.
Liz Truss was the 15th Prime Minister to serve during Queen Elizabeth II’s reign, the first being Winston Churchill in 1952.