Liz Truss has been elected the next leader of the Conservative Party and the next Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.
Tory members had the choice of Liz Truss or former Chancellor Rishi Sunak to succeed Boris Johnson.
They voted to back Mr Johnson’s Foreign Secretary Liz Truss as the next Prime Minister.
After announcing the result this afternoon, the new Conservative Party leader thanked voters for supporting her campaign.
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She said: “It is an honor to be elected leader of the Conservative Party.
“I want to thank my friends, family and colleagues who helped with this campaign. I would like to pay tribute to my fellow candidates, especially Rishi Sunak.
“I think we have shown the depth and breadth of talent in our Conservative Party.
“I know our beliefs resonate with the British public. I fought as a Conservative and I will govern as a Conservative.
“I will come up with a plan to cut taxes and grow our economy.
“I will deal with the energy crisis, I will deal with people’s bills but also with the long-term problem we have with energy and I will support the NHS.”
The new prime minister also praised the outgoing head of state.
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Ms Truss said: “I would also like to thank Boris Johnson.
“Boris, you pulled through Brexit, you crushed Jeremy Corbyn, you introduced the vaccine and you stood up to Vladimir Putin.
“You are admired from Kyiv to Carlisle.”
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