UK PM Election Results 2022: Liz Truss Has Become The Third Female Prime Minister Of The United Kingdom


Liz Truss became the new PM of the UK by defeating Rishi Sunak in a vote of Conservative Party members, winning by 81,326 votes to 60,399.

The United Kingdom got its new Prime Minister after Liz Truss was announced the leader of the governing Conservative Party and Britain’s next Prime Minister on September 5. After Margaret Thatcher and Theresa May, Truss becomes Britain’s third female Prime Minister. 

The 47-year-old senior Cabinet minister was widely expected to clinch the ballot of an estimated 1,60,000 online and postal votes cast by Tory members, ending Mr Rishi Sunak’s historic run as the first member of Parliament of Indian heritage to compete for the job at the top office. 

The result of this year’s election was formally announced by the returning officer of the leadership contest and chair of the Conservative Party’s influential 1922 Committee of backbench MPs, Sir Graham Brady, at the Queen Elizabeth II Centre near Downing Street, where Truss has been named to take power at a time when the country is facing a cost of living crisis, industrial unrest and a recession.

“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, but also dealing with the long-term issues we have on energy supply,” Ms Truss said in a speech following her victory where she won 81,326 votes compared to Mr Sunak’s share of 60,399 votes.

She further said, “I campaigned as a conservative and I will govern as a conservative. My friends, we need to show that we will deliver over the next two years.”

After the results came out, Mr Sunak took to Twitter to state, “It’s right we now unite behind the new PM, Liz Truss, as she steers the country through difficult times.” 

  • Staff Reporter 

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