Admin l Monday, September 5, 2022
LONDON – The Conservative Party has named Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, Mrs. Liz Truss as the next Prime Minister of Britain.
Liz Truss scored over 80,000 votes (70 percent) to emerge Leader of the Conservative Party, while Rishi Sunak scored over 60,000 votes(42 percent).
A very experienced cabinet member, she will succeed Boris Johnson who has resigned his leadership of the Conservative Party.
Liz Truss who was Minister for Women and Equalities has been a Member of Parliament since 2010, representing South West Norfolks. She was chosen ahead of former head of Etshaker, Rishi Sunak, who resigned Chancellor of the Exchequer. He is 42.
Liz Truss was Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Childcare and Education between 2012 and 2014 before she was appointed by former British PM, David Cameron as Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs in the cabinet reshuffle in 2014.
She was also Secretary for Justice and Lord Chancellor after resignation of David Cameron. She was also Secretary of Treasury, Secretary of State for International Trade and President of the Board for Trade.
Liz Truss was appointed Government Chief Negotiator with the European Union and UK Chair of the EU-UK Partnership Council in 2021. She is 47, and was born July 25, 1975.
In her acceptance speech, she said she campaigned as a conservative and will run a conservative government. She thanked Borish Johnson for delivering on Brexit and others. She promised to cut taxes and deliver on energy supply, national health service. She said she will use all fantastic talents of the Conservative party.
Liz Truss campaigned initially against Brexit but later on changed her mind after Brexit and became a staunch supporter of Boris Johnson.