Prime Minister Liz Truss: Liz Truss was announced as Britain’s next prime minister on Monday after winning the ruling Conservative Party’s internal leadership contest, defeating rival Rishi Sunak.
Britain’s Foreign Secretary Liz Truss on Monday named former Indian-origin chancellor Rishi Sunak the winner of the Conservative Party leadership contest and will now formally take over as British prime minister, succeeding Boris Johnson.
Prime Minister Liz Truss
The 47-year-old senior cabinet minister was widely expected to receive an estimated 160,000 online and postal ballots cast by Tory members, ending Sunak’s historic race as the first member of parliament of Indian heritage. I was finished at 10 to compete for the top job. Downing Street.
She is the third female prime minister in Britain after Margaret Thatcher and Theresa May.
He said the truss got 81,326 votes as against Sunak’s share of 60,399 votes.
However, it came as little surprise to pollsters, political analysts and media outlets as Truss was widely expected to defeat the 42-year-old Sunak in pre-poll polls and in the race for speculators.
A combination of the Tory membership base’s loyalty to outgoing Prime Minister Johnson, whom he sees as being betrayed by former close aide Sunak, and Truss’s pledge to cut taxes are the key factors behind the British Indian MP’s failure in the race are among the factors.
While the more than 1.5 million Indian diaspora stood firmly with the UK-born MP for Richmond in Yorkshire, other sections of the Conservative Party, including those with their roots in other parts of the sub-continent, were expected to be more divided.
The result was formally announced at the Queen Elizabeth II Center near Downing Street by Sir Graham Brady, the Returning Officer of the Leadership Competition and chairman of the Conservative Party’s powerful 1922 Backbench Parliamentarians’ Committee.
Prime Minister Liz Truss will be Britain’s third female prime minister after Theresa May and Margaret Thatcher.
He began his political journey as a teenage member of the centrist Liberal Democrats before switching to the right-wing Conservatives.
In 2016, she campaigned for the UK to remain in the EU, but quickly switched allegiance when the Briton backed Brexit.
Prime Minister Liz Truss became foreign minister a year ago after holding ministerial positions in several departments, including education, international trade and justice.
Her sartorial spirit and love of photo opportunities – posing in a tank in Estonia and wearing a fur hat in Moscow – have drawn her to Tory icon Thatcher. She also loves karaoke and socializing.