PM Liz Truss says after beating Sunak to lead the governing Conservative Party “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,”
PM Liz Truss participated in protests against Margaret Thatcher when she was a young girl. She grew to respect Britain’s first female leader as an adult. Currently, the 47-year-old foreign secretary has a chance to become the third female prime minister of Britain.
PM Liz Truss, who won the election to become the next prime minister of the UK on September 5 against Rishi Sunak, faces a challenging assignment as the nation struggles with high inflation and prepares for a harsh, long winter with rising energy prices.
“My friends, we need to show that we will deliver over the next two years,” In her victory speech after defeating the former chancellor of the exchequer Sunak to lead the ruling Conservative Party, PM Liz Truss, who will be chosen prime minister on September 6, remarked.
In contrast to Sounak’s 60,399 votes, PM Liz Truss received 81,326 votes.”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.”
“I am honoured to be elected Leader of the Conservative Party. Thank you for putting your trust in me to lead and deliver for our great country. I will take bold action to get all of us through these tough times, grow our economy, and unleash the United Kingdom’s potential,” she tweeted.
The nation is currently experiencing a crisis with the cost of living, industrial discontent, and a recession. Opposition MPs claim that Truss’ lengthy, expensive, and challenging to-do list is the product of 12 years of ineffective Conservative rule. Many have demanded an early election, which PM Liz Truss has stated she will not support.
“I also want to thank our outgoing leader, my friend, Boris Johnson. Boris, you got Brexit done. You crushed Jeremy Corbyn. You rolled out the vaccine and you stood up to Vladimir Putin. You are admired from Kyiv to Carlisle.
We will deliver a great victory for the Conservative Party in 2024,” In her first speech following the elections, PM Liz Truss remarked. The 2024 presidential election was being discussed by the Johnson supporter.
Congratulating PM Liz Truss, German Chancellor Olaf Scholz tweeted, “Congratulations on your new role, @trussliz! I am looking forward to our cooperation in these challenging times. The UK and Germany will continue to work closely together – as partners and friends.”
In addition, India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi used Twitter to congratulate the newly elected PM of the UK, underscoring the close relations between the two countries.
“Congratulations @trussliz for being chosen to be the next PM of the UK. Confident that under your leadership, the India-UK Comprehensive Strategic Partnership will be further strengthened. Wish you the very best for your new role and responsibilities,” PM Modi tweeted.
Truss, 47, had emerged as a contender for the prime ministerial role after Boris Johnson agreed to step down following a string of scandals that mauled his credibility.
Truss’ key challenger in the Tory leadership race was Sunak, who was initially leading in the surveys but Truss later took the lead as the race boiled down to the two of them.
Truss is the third woman to be the UK PM after Margaret Thatcher and Theresa May.