An iron lady, Liz Truss has been elected as the new Prime Minister of United Kingdom. She is replacing Boris Johnson as Prime Minister. Boris Johnson resigned from the party leadership in July. Rishi Sonak was defeated. She got 57.4 percent votes while his opponent Rishi Sonak got 42.6 percent votes. Truss got 81 thousand 326 votes while Rishi Sonak got 60 thousand 399 votes. 170,000 Conservative members expressed their opinion in the party elections.
Liz Truss has been serving as Foreign Minister since 2021. She has been elected as the 16th Prime Minister during the reign of Queen Elizabeth II. The 47-year-old Liz Truss is the third elected Prime Minister of Great Britain after Margaret Thatcher and Theresa May.
The leadership contest began in July, after Boris Johnson announced his departure following a bend of scandals and resignations from his government.
Britain’s new Conservative leader, Liz Truss, has vowed to take “bold” measures to combat a severe economic crisis. She vowed on her new mandate that she would fight to “deliver a great victory for the Conservative Party in 2024”.
Truss said she campaigned as a Conservative and now she will govern as a Conservative. Truss has pledged around £30 billion in tax cuts and a bold plan to tackle the energy crisis.
Liz truss, who has held ministerial posts in several departments, including education, international trade and justice, took over the duties of foreign secretary in Boris Johnson’s cabinet a year ago.
Listers began his political journey as a teenage member of the centrist Liberal Democrats. But later she joined the Conservative Party. He campaigned for Britain to stay in the European Union, but when the British citizens supported Brexit, Tolls Truss also got the public’s yes.
Liz Truss has made herself a fierce critic of Russian President Vladimir Putin. Some fear her strong stance on Russia’s war could escalate tensions to dangerous levels. However, analysts say that after Johnson’s tumultuous three-year rule, she can play an important role in stabilizing the situation in the country, improving the economy and controlling inflation.