Liz Truss on Monday defeated British Foreign Secretary Rishi Sunak to become the third woman elected Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, after Boris Johnson, who served from 2019 to 2022. According to CNBC, about 81,326 members of the Conservative Party voted for Truss, while nearly 60,399 voted for Sunak. After the election, the latter took to Twitter to congratulate those who voted for him and rally party members in favor of Truss.
Meanwhile, Liz Truss took the stage to express her gratitude to the party workers and the chairman of the 1922 Committee, Sir Graham Brady, who announced the results:
“It is a privilege to be elected leader of the Conservative and Unionist Party.” I would like to thank Sir Graham Brady, the chairman of the 1922 Committee. I would like to congratulate the party’s team for organizing one of the world’s longest job interviews.”
She also expressed her gratitude to her opponent, Rishi Sunak, and outgoing Prime Minister Boris Johnson:
“I want to express my gratitude to our outgoing leader, my friend Boris Johnson.” Boris, you have completed Brexit. You smashed Jeremy Corbyn and administered the vaccine. And you defied Vladimir Putin. From Kiev to Carlisle, you were worshipped.”
The newly elected prime minister also revealed some of the promises she plans to keep over the next two years:
“I will make an ambitious proposal to cut taxes while growing our economy.” I will tackle the energy problem by addressing people’s energy costs, as well as the long-term problems we have with the energy supply. And I will keep my promise to the National Health Service.”
Thank you to everyone who voted for me in this campaign.
I’ve said everywhere that conservatives are one family.
It is true that we are now uniting behind the new Prime Minister, Liz Truss, as she guides the country through difficult times.
— Rishi Sunak (@RishiSunak) September 5, 2022
Liz Truss also said she was “campaigning as a Conservative”, that she would “govern as a Conservative” and that she will “bring a fantastic triumph for the Conservative Party in 2024”.
Liz Truss, the next British Prime Minister, has previously served in various cabinet posts under Prime Minister David Cameron.
Liz Truss is a British politician who has just been elected leader of the Conservative Party and is on the brink of becoming Prime Minister of the United Kingdom. She was born on July 26, 1975 in Oxford, England, to John Kenneth and Priscilla Mary Truss, then moved with her family to Paisley, Renfrewshire, Scotland. Merton College, Oxford, is where the politician studied philosophy, politics and economics before graduating in 1996. Truss was a member of the National Executive Committee of Liberal Democrat Youth and Students (LDYS) and the chairman of the Oxford University Liberal Democrats before graduating .
However, in 1996 she joined the Conservative Party. Liz Truss joined Shell the same year and qualified as a Chartered Management Accountant (ACMA) in 1999. The following year, she joined Cable & Wireless and rose to the position of economic director before leaving in 2005. Between 1998 and 2000 Truss was the chairman of the Lewisham Deptford Conservative Association and in 2006 was elected councilor for Eltham South in the Greenwich London Borough Council election. In January 2008, she was also appointed a full-time deputy director of the Reform Research Trust.
The Oxford native is said to have held positions in the cabinets of Prime Ministers David Cameron, Theresa May and Boris Johnson. She has been the Member of Parliament for South West Norfolk since 2010. Truss was Parliamentary Secretary of State for Childcare and Education from 2012 to 2014, and was appointed Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs following the cabinet reshuffle in 2014. Following Cameron’s departure in 2016, Liz Truss was appointed Secretary of State for Justice and Lord Chancellor, becoming the first female Lord Chancellor in the country’s 1,000-year history.
In the 2017 general election, she was appointed Chief Secretary to the Treasury. Boris Johnson appointed Truss Secretary of State for International Trade and Chairman of the Board of Trade following his departure in May 2019. That same year, the politician was appointed Secretary of State for Women and Equality before being appointed Secretary of State by Johnson in the cabinet reshuffle. in 2021.
Liz Truss is now the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs. In 2021, she will also become the government’s chief negotiator with the European Union and the UK’s head of the EU-UK Partnership Council. The 47-year-old also founded the Free Enterprise Group of the Conservative MPs and has authored many papers and books, including After the Coalition and Britannia Unchained. The 47-year-old also founded the Free Enterprise Group of the Conservative MPs and has authored many papers and books, including After the Coalition and Britannia Unchained. After Johnson left, she was elected leader of the Conservative Party in 2022.
Truss is married to fellow accountant Hugh O’Leary and has two children with him. Truss becomes Prime Minister of the United Kingdom when Boris Johnson tenders his resignation to Queen Elizabeth II. The Queen will then officially designate Truss as Prime Minister. According to reports, the formal celebration will be held at Balmoral Castle, the Queen’s Scottish retreat where she currently lives, rather than Buckingham Palace, as the Queen continues to struggle with mobility issues. Liz Truss and Boris Johnson are expected to head to Balmoral this week to perform their formal duties.