UK PM Election Results Highlights: Liz Truss Is The New UK PM

UK Prime Minister Election Results: Liz Truss beat her rival, former finance minister Rishi Sunak, by 81,326 votes to 60,399, after a summer-long internal contest sparked by Boris Johnson's resignation in July.

UK PM Election Results Highlights: Liz Truss Is The New UK PM

UK Prime Minister Election Results: Liz Truss and Rishi Sunak spent the summer rallying support.

New Delhi:

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.

After winning the leadership race, she 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.

Here are the Highlights on UK PM Election Results:

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Sep 06, 2022 00:21 (IST)
Priti Patel Resigns As UK Home Secretary Hours After Liz Truss Wins PM Race
 Priti Patel has decided to resign as the UK Home Secretary and plans not to serve in the cabinet of the newly-elected Prime Minister Liz Truss.

In a letter to outgoing UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson, Ms Patel wrote, "It is my choice to continue my public service to the country and the Witham constituency from the backbenches, once Liz  Truss formally assumes office and a new Home Secretary is appointed."
Sep 05, 2022 22:51 (IST)
UK PM Liz Truss Plans Shake-Up Of UK Cabinet. Will Rishi Sunak Join?
Britain's Prime Minister-elect Liz Truss will spend Monday putting finishing touches to her new Cabinet after being elected Conservative Party leader and is expected to unleash a complete shake up of outgoing leader Boris Johnson's top team.

Former chancellor Rishi Sunak, who lost the vote 57-43 per cent, said he was "proud" of the campaign he ran and indicated once again that he did not plan to serve in a Truss-led Cabinet if offered a job.
Sep 05, 2022 20:43 (IST)
Liz Truss named UK leader as embattled Tories urged to unite
Britain's new Conservative leader Liz Truss Monday vowed "bold" action to fix the country's worst economic crisis in decades, as she was confirmed as Prime Minister Boris Johnson's successor after a gruelling party contest.

The foreign secretary resisted pressure for a politically perilous early election to confirm her new mandate, vowing instead to "deliver a great victory for the Conservative party in 2024".

Truss beat her rival, former finance minister Rishi Sunak, by about 57 to 43 percent after a summer-long contest decided by just over 170,000 Conservative members -- a tiny sliver of Britain's electorate.
Sep 05, 2022 20:30 (IST)
"One Family": Rishi Sunak After Liz Truss Defeats Him In UK PM Race
Rishi Sunak on Monday asked the Conservative Party members to unite behind the newly-appointed British Prime Minister Liz Truss, minutes after she defeated him in the leadership contest to succeed Boris Johnson, to steer the country through difficult times.

Mr Sunak, 42, soon after his defeat, took to Twitter to thank everyone who voted for him.

"I've said throughout that the Conservatives are one family. It's right we now unite behind the new PM, Liz Truss, as she steers the country through difficult times," the British Indian former Chancellor tweeted.

Truss polled 81,326 votes, compared to Sunak's 60,399 in an election with a high turnout of 82.6 per cent, with 654 rejected ballots from a total of 172,437 eligible Tory voters.

Sep 05, 2022 19:49 (IST)
Britain's new PM, Truss won support with her tough image
 If it's not the pictures of her standing atop a tank in a nod to Conservative leader Margaret Thatcher, it's the moment when she vented her anger over cheese imports into Britain that made Liz Truss something of a household name.

For many, she was a figure of fun. But for those in the governing Conservative Party who had to choose Boris Johnson's successor, it was her conversion to avid Brexit supporter and her offer of tax cuts that propelled her to become Britain's next prime minister.

It also helped that she was not former finance minister Rishi Sunak, who some in the party blame for triggering the rebellion against Johnson.
Sep 05, 2022 18:27 (IST)
Confident that India-UK partnership will be strengthened under your leadership: PM to Liz Truss
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday congratulated Liz Truss on being chosen to be the next prime minister of the UK and expressed confidence that under her leadership, the India-UK Comprehensive Strategic Partnership will be further strengthened.

UK foreign secretary Truss on Monday defeated Indian-origin former chancellor Rishi Sunak to be named the winner of the Conservative Party leadership contest and will now go on to formally take charge as British Prime Minister as Boris Johnson's successor.

"Congratulations @trussliz for being chosen to be the next PM of the UK. Confident that under your leadership, the India-UK Comprehensive Strategic Partnership will be further strengthened," PM Modi said in a tweet.
Sep 05, 2022 18:25 (IST)
UK PM-elect Liz Truss committed to 'sweet spot' of India ties
Newly-elected Conservative Party leader and Prime Minister in waiting Liz Truss is among the senior British politicians known for championing deeper India-UK strategic and economic ties, describing them as a "sweet spot" of global trade dynamics.

After all, it was Truss as International Trade Secretary who signed off on the India-UK Enhanced Trade Partnership (ETP) for the Boris Johnson led government in May last year, which marked the starting point of the ongoing free trade agreement (FTA) negotiations.

The 47-year-old senior Cabinet minister made visits to India and held virtual talks with Commerce Minister Piyush Goyal, during which she described the country as a "big, major opportunity".

"I see the UK and India in a sweet spot of the trade dynamics that are building up," said Truss soon after signing the ETP.
Sep 05, 2022 18:20 (IST)
PM Modi congratulates next British PM Truss
"Congratulations Liz Truss for being chosen to be the next PM of the UK. Confident that under your leadership, the India-UK Comprehensive Strategic Partnership will be further strengthened. Wish you the very best for your new role and responsibilities," tweeted PM Modi.
Sep 05, 2022 17:52 (IST)
Outgoing UK PM Johnson calls for party to unite behind successor Liz Truss
Outgoing UK PM Johnson calls for party to unite behind successor Liz Truss
Sep 05, 2022 17:43 (IST)
Incoming UK prime minister Truss faces a country in crisis
The UK's new prime minister, Liz Truss, takes power following a "summer of discontent" and as Britons tighten their belts in response to double-digit inflation and soaring energy costs.

"We have a historically huge shock to the cost of living and incomes," said James Smith, research director of the Resolution Foundation think-tank.

"The next prime minister will have to focus on the current crisis from day one."

Workers from refuse collectors to lawyers have for several months been joining picket lines to push for higher pay.

The strikes have won widespread support but at the same time infuriated some people caught up in train cancellations, overflowing bins and empty shelves.
Sep 05, 2022 17:42 (IST)
Truss vows to deliver 'bold plan' to cut taxes and grow UK economy
Incoming prime minister Liz Truss on Monday vowed to deliver a "bold plan" to cut taxes, grow the UK economy and deal with spiralling energy costs.

"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," Truss said as she was announced as the winner of the Conservative Party leadership campaign.
Sep 05, 2022 17:40 (IST)
Liz Truss named as UK's third woman prime minister
Liz Truss, 47, will be only the UK's third female prime minister following Theresa May and Margaret Thatcher.


Sep 05, 2022 17:39 (IST)
Liz Truss Defeats Rishi Sunak To Become New UK PM

Sep 05, 2022 17:32 (IST)
Liz Truss's political 'journey' reaches Downing Street
The UK's next prime minister, Liz Truss, takes power as a traditional, low-tax Conservative eurosceptic promising to turbo-charge economic growth.

Her position is the polar opposite of how she started out, as the Liberal Democrat-supporting daughter from a family of progressives, who opposed the monarchy and Brexit.

Her self-styled lifelong political "journey" has prompted criticism that she lacks genuine conviction and prioritises power over ideology.

But her straight-talking style, calls for a smaller state and championing of free trade have proved popular with grassroots Conservatives.
Sep 05, 2022 17:30 (IST)
5 Things Liz Truss Said On Becoming New UK PM
Liz Truss has defeated Rishi Sunak to be the new Prime Minister of Britain after winning an internal leadership contest of the ruling Conservative party. 47-year-old Liz Truss will become the third female prime minister of the UK.
Sep 05, 2022 17:18 (IST)
I am grateful for your support: Liz Truss, New UK PM
"I am grateful for your support. It is has been a hard-fought contest.  The contest shown the depth of talent the party has. Would like to thank Rishi Sunak," said Liz Truss after being appointed the Prime Minister of UK>
Sep 05, 2022 17:15 (IST)
Liz Truss beat Rishi Sunak, by 81,326 votes to 60,399
Liz Truss beat her rival, former finance minister Rishi Sunak, by 81,326 votes to 60,399, after a summer-long internal contest sparked by Boris Johnson's resignation in July.


Sep 05, 2022 17:08 (IST)
Liz Truss Defeats Rishi Sunak To Be Next UK PM
Liz Truss Defeats Rishi Sunak To Be Next UK PM
Sep 05, 2022 17:05 (IST)
UK To Get New Prime Minister Soon

Sep 05, 2022 17:02 (IST)
Britain's Truss expected to be named Conservative leader, new PM
Liz Truss is expected to be named leader of the governing Conservative Party and Britain's next prime minister on Monday, poised to take power at a time when the country faces a cost of living crisis, industrial unrest and a recession.

After weeks of an often bad-tempered and divisive party leadership contest that pitted Truss against Rishi Sunak, a former finance minister, Monday's announcement at 1130 GMT will trigger the beginning of a handover from Boris Johnson.

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.
Sep 05, 2022 16:50 (IST)
UK to get new PM soon: 'Second most difficult post-war brief'
Truss faces a long, costly and difficult to-do list, which opposition lawmakers say is the result of 12 years of poor Conservative government. Several have called for an early election - something Truss has said she will not allow.

Veteran Conservative lawmaker David Davis described the challenges she would take on as prime minister as "probably the second most difficult brief of post-war prime ministers" after Conservative Margaret Thatcher in 1979.

"I actually don't think any of the candidates, not one of them going through it, really knows quite how big this is going to be," he said, adding that costs could run into tens of billions of pounds.

Truss has said she will appoint a strong cabinet, dispensing with what one source close to her called a "presidential-style" of governing, and she will have to work hard to win over some lawmakers in her party who had backed Sunak in the race.

The Institute for Government said Truss would have a weaker starting point than any of her predecessors, because she was not the most popular choice among her party's lawmakers.

First, she will turn to the urgent issue of surging energy prices. Average annual household utility bills are set to jump by 80% in October to 3,549 pounds, before an expected rise to 6,000 pounds in 2023, decimating personal finances.
Sep 05, 2022 16:19 (IST)
Liz Truss vs Rishi Sunak: Contrasting approaches in UK leadership battle
Liz Truss will become Britain's third female prime minister if she wins the Conservative leadership election, while rival Rishi Sunak hopes to be the first non-white incumbent in Downing Street.

The campaign, sparked by Prime Minister Boris Johnson's resignation in July, has highlighted the pair's differing approaches to tackling the country's spiralling cost of living crisis.

Sunak, whose resignation as finance minister over a series of government scandals helped to spark the leadership contest, is considered a better public speaker.

But he has come under fire for clinging to fiscal orthodoxy to tackle runaway inflation and has been hamstrung by his image as a wealthy technocrat.

Foreign Secretary Truss has in contrast emerged as the favourite in the vote of grassroots Tory members, the result of which will be announced Monday.
Sep 05, 2022 16:09 (IST)
What Liz Truss Said On Tight UK PM Race
British foreign minister Liz Truss said on Sunday she would set out immediate action to tackle rising energy bills and increase energy supplies if she is, as expected, appointed Prime Minister this week.

Writing in the Sunday Telegraph newspaper on the eve of the announcement on who will replace Prime Minister Boris Johnson, Truss repeated her pledge to be bold in tackling Britain's economy, which is struggling with double-digit inflation and is facing recession.

Saying she understood "how challenging the cost of living crisis is for everyone", Truss wrote that she would take "decisive action to ensure families and businesses can get through this winter and the next".
Sep 05, 2022 16:07 (IST)
UK PM Election Results: 'Worst in-tray
Whoever emerges as winner faces "the worst in-tray for a new prime minister since Thatcher", The Sunday Times wrote.

The UK is gripped by its worst cost-of-living crisis in generations, with inflation soaring into double digits and energy prices shooting up on the back of Russia's war in Ukraine.

Millions say that with bills set to rise by 80 percent from October -- and even higher from January -- they face a painful choice between eating and heating this winter, according to surveys.
Sep 05, 2022 16:03 (IST)
Britain's new PM faces an 80s playlist: recession, unrest and runaway prices
Britain's prime minister in waiting Liz Truss models herself on Margaret Thatcher, judging by her photo ops echoing famous images of the country's first female premier.

If Truss becomes leader of the ruling party on Monday as is widely expected, she'll need all the grit and guile of the Iron Lady as she walks into a scene straight out of the 1980s: a looming recession, industrial unrest and urban decay.

In a sign of the times, an area straddling the River Mersey near Liverpool that was once an industrial heartland now has a less illustrious claim to fame: families there are seeking protection from creditors at the fastest rate in the country.
Sep 05, 2022 16:01 (IST)
UK PM race: Final countdown begins for Rishi Sunak, Liz Truss
The final countdown in the over six-week-long gruelling campaign for the governing Conservative Party to elect a new leader who will succeed ousted Boris Johnson as British Prime Minister is now underway, with the winner between Rishi Sunak and Liz Truss to be declared today.
Sep 05, 2022 15:59 (IST)
UK PM favourite Truss promises immediate action on energy
British foreign minister Liz Truss said on Sunday she would set out immediate action in her first week in power to tackle rising energy bills and increase energy supplies if she is, as expected, appointed prime minister.

The governing Conservative Party is widely expected to name Truss its new leader, and Britain's new prime minister, on Monday at a time when the country faces what is forecast to be a long recession, double-digit inflation and industrial unrest.

It is a long and costly to-do list for the incoming leader who will replace Prime Minister Boris Johnson. Truss said she would be bold in tackling the flagging economy, repeating her pledge to spur growth to fix its long list of ills.
Sep 05, 2022 15:59 (IST)
UK PM Election Results Live: "Look Forward To Support New Government", Says Rishi Sunak Ahead Of Poll Results
Rishi Sunak said on Sunday that if he loses the Conservative Party leadership race, his job would be to support the next government, giving the first hint at what's in store beyond Monday's election result to replace Boris Johnson as British Prime Minister.

In his final interview with the BBC before the results are declared, the British Indian former Chancellor said he plans to stay on as a member of Parliament and continue to work for his constituents in Richmond, Yorkshire, if he is defeated by Foreign Secretary Liz Truss in the race.
Sep 05, 2022 15:56 (IST)
Kremlin says ties with UK could get even worse under next PM
Russia said on Monday it could not rule out the possibility that dire relations with Britain would get even worse under the country's next prime minister.

Foreign Secretary Liz Truss, who has for months been the target of withering scorn from Moscow, is expected to beat rival Rishi Sunak and become Britain's new leader, succeeding Boris Johnson, when the result of a ballot of Conservative party members is announced at 1130 GMT.

"I wouldn't like to say that things can change for the worse, because it's hard to imagine anything worse," Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said when asked if Moscow expected any shift in relations with Britain.
Sep 05, 2022 15:56 (IST)
Liz Truss expected to be named Conservative leader, new UK PM
Liz Truss is expected to be named leader of the governing Conservative Party and Britain's next Prime Minister on Monday, poised to take power at a time when the country faces a cost of living crisis, industrial unrest and a recession.

After weeks of an often bad-tempered and divisive party leadership contest that pitted Truss against Rishi Sunak, a former finance minister, Monday's announcement at 1130 GMT will trigger the beginning of a handover from Boris Johnson.
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