Britain’s 47-year-old foreign secretary Liz Truss is newly appointed prime minister, Truss won the support of her party with 81,326 votes, ahead of Rishi Sunak’s 60,399. Taking over from Boris Johnson at a time of economic peril and political upheaval in the United Kingdom.
In her victory speech, Truss pledged to “deliver a bold plan to cut taxes and grow our economy.”
She will travel to Balmoral Castle in Scotland where the queen is staying on Tuesday, 06.09.2022 to be appointed by Queen Elizabeth and then enter 10 Downing Street as the third woman to serve as British prime minister.
Queen Elizabeth first meeting with U.K. prime minister to happen in Scotland, not Buckingham Palace.
In a private audience, Boris Johnson will bow to the queen and tender his resignation. Soon after, Truss will bow or curtsy and ask the queen for permission to form a new government.
The new prime minister is expected to address the British public back in London later in the day.
This will be the 96-year-old queen’s 15th prime minister.
The United Kingdom will also join the league of nations that have had at least three female heads of government.
In Britain’s case, all of its female leaders — Truss, Theresa May and Margaret Thatcher — have come from the Conservative Party, even though the Tories have fewer female lawmakers than the other main political parties.