The contest for the succession of the UK Prime Minister has finally come to an end with the country’s incumbent Foreign Minister, Liz Truss as the winner. The Minister won with 81,326 Conservative Party members’ vote against 60,399 votes of the erstwhile Finance Minister Rishi Sunak.
Speaking in response to the declaration of the election, the new Prime Minister, Truss said: “I will deliver a bold plan to cut taxes and grow our economy; 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.”
Succeeding the former Minister Boris Johnson, Truss will be the fourth Conservative’s Prime Minister since the country’s 2015 election; and according to her, might remain in the office for another two years as she promised to win the 2024 election for her party.
She succeeds Boris Johnson, who was forced to announce his resignation in July after months of scandal saw support for his administration drain away. She will be going to Scotland on Tuesday with Boris Johnson to meet with the Queen. While there, the immediate past Prime Minister will officially tender his registration to the monarch and introduce Truss as his successor. Then the Royal Majesty will direct the new Prime Minister to set up a new Government.
Boris Johnson had forcefully resigned in July following continous scandals which drained out his party’s support for, and confidence in him. Thereafter a heated contest begun in the conservative party; different ministers vied for the position delivering their manifestos to the party. After several days, the members voted and Truss emerged the winner.