Liz Truss to become UK’s next prime minister after beating Rishi Sunak in race to succeed Boris Johnson

Liz Truss will become the next prime minister after defeating Rishi Sunak in the Conservative Party leadership campaign on Monday, September 5.

On Tuesday, September 6, the foreign secretary will succeed Boris Johnson and become the third woman to hold the position in the country. Compared to Mr. Sunak’s slightly over 60,000, she received just over 81,000.

On Tuesday, Mr. Johnson and his successor will depart from custom and travel to Balmoral rather than Buckingham Palace to visit Queen Elizabeth, who will request that the next leader form a government.

For safety considerations, the two would take separate flights to their destination.

Boris Johnson was forced to announce his resignation in July after months of scandal and will travel to Scotland to meet Queen Elizabeth on Tuesday at Balmoral Castle in Scotland to formally tender his resignation.

Ms. Truss has promised to announce further help to shield consumers within a week of taking over. She plans to deliver £30bn in tax cuts through an emergency Budget later this month, arguing the UK’s tax burden is behind sluggish growth.

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