Liz Truss named as Britain's next prime minister
By: Quick Insurance Guru
LONDON, Sept 5 (Reuters) - Liz Truss was named as Britain's next prime minister on Monday, winning a leadership race for the governing Conservative party at a time
After weeks of an often bad-tempered and divisive leadership contest that saw the foreign minister face off against former finance minister Rishi Sunak
Truss came out on top in a vote of Conservative Party members, winning by 81,326 votes to 60,399.
I will deliver a bold plan to cut taxes and grow our economy," Truss said after the result was announced.
"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."
He will travel to Scotland to meet Queen Elizabeth on Tuesday to officially tender his resignation.
Truss will follow him and be asked to form a government by the monarch.
Long the front-runner in the race to replace Johnson, Truss will become the Conservatives' fourth prime minister since a 2015 election.
Liz Truss speaks after being announced as Britain's next Prime Minister at The Queen Elizabeth II Centre in London, Britain September 5, 2022.