Liz Truss has defeated Rishi Sunak to be the new Prime Minister of Britain. She beat her rival by 81,326 votes to 60,399, after a summer-long internal contest sparked by Boris Johnson’s resignation in July.
Rishi Sunak is a British politician who served as Chancellor of the Exchequer from 2020 to 2022, having previously been the Chief Secretary to the Treasury from 2019 to 2020. Born May 12, 1980 in Southampton, a member of the Conservative Party, he has been the Member of Parliament for Richmond since 2015
After winning the leadership race, Liz Truss vowed to press ahead with promises of tax cuts and to deal with a growing energy crisis.
Long the front-runner in the race to replace Johnson, Truss will become the Conservatives’ fourth prime minister since a 2015 election. Over that period the country has been buffeted from crisis to crisis, and now faces what is forecast to be a long recession triggered by sky-rocketing inflation which hit 10.1 per cent in July.
Boris Johnson was forced to announce his resignation in July after months of scandal and he will travel to Scotland to meet Queen Elizabeth on Tuesday to officially tender his resignation. His successor will follow him and be asked to form a government.