Liz Truss succeeds Boris Johnson as the UK's next PM

Cabinet members to be confirmed

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Liz Truss (pictured) will inherit one of the toughest economic and social climates the UK has faced in years | Picture by Ben Stevens CCHQ / Parsons Media
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Liz Truss (pictured) will inherit one of the toughest economic and social climates the UK has faced in years | Picture by Ben Stevens CCHQ / Parsons Media

Liz Truss, until now foreign secretary and a former trade minister, will succeed Boris Johnson as Conservative party leader and the UK’s new prime minister, following a bitter leadership contest against former chancellor Rishi Sunak.

Truss will take office tomorrow (6 September) after the outgoing and incoming prime ministers have met with the Queen in Scotland.  While the details of Truss' plans for her Cabinet and Downing ...

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