UK’s Liz Truss to become prime minister

Liz Truss won the ruling Conservative Party’s leadership contest on Monday and will become Britain’s new prime minister after replacing the ousted Boris Johnson. 

Here are the results of the final leadership vote, conducted among Conservative Party members. The party’s new leader will inherit a parliamentary majority and therefore become prime minister following formal handover procedures on Tuesday.


Total votesPercentage votes
Rishi Sunak60,399%42.6
Liz Truss81,326%57.4

“I campaigned as a conservative and I will govern as a conservative. My friends, we need to show that we will deliver over the next two years.”

“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 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.”

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