Liz Truss is named next UK Prime Minister beating Rishi Sunak to replace Boris Johnson

The former foreign minister will replace the outgoing one Boris Johnson after bringing Rishi Sunak to the post following a conservative leadership contest.

The announcement was made today at the QEII conference center in central London, on the same day Parliament returns.

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Truss will become the third Conservative Prime Minister since 2016 when David Cameron resigned after losing the Brexit vote, and will lead a party that remains bitterly divided over Mr Johnson’s legacy and his future direction.

Voting ended last Friday and the contest was drawing to a close when Sir Graham Brady, Chairman of the 1922 Committee of Conservative Backbench MPs, made the formal announcement.

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The Argus: Boris Johnson meets the Queen. Credit: PABoris Johnson meets the Queen. Credit: PA

We now know who will replace Boris Johnson as the UK’s next Prime Minister when Westminster returns from recess.

Tomorrow Boris Johnson is expected to officially leave office and offer his resignation to the Queen along with the new Prime Minister.

Buckingham Palace has confirmed that the Queen, 94, will receive Mr Johnson for the first time at her private home in the Highlands in Balmoral on Tuesday September 6.

Normally, the formal occasion takes place at Buckingham Palace, but in a break with tradition, both arriving and departing guides will make the journey to Her Majesty’s summer home.

At a meeting with the monarch, Liz Truss is invited to form a government and they will take up their duties shortly thereafter. Liz Truss is named next UK Prime Minister beating Rishi Sunak to replace Boris Johnson

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