Liz Truss named as Britain’s next Prime Minister

Liz Truss will become the next Prime Minister of Britain, taking over from Boris Johnson.

Truss won 81,326 votes compared to Rishi Sunak’s share of 60,399 votes.

There was a turnout of 82.6%. Speaking at a conference centre in Westminster, she thanked Sunak for a “hard-fought campaign” and pledged to deliver a “bold plan”

Truss will become Prime Minister on Tuesday after travelling to meet the Queen at Balmoral in Scotland. The current foreign secretary will come under immediate pressure to announce a plan to tackle soaring energy costs. She is understood to be considering a freeze on energy bills.(BBC)

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