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Liz Truss to become next UK Prime Minister after Conservative Party leadership victory

2022-09-07 09:34:54       source:CGTN

September 6, 2022

Conservative Party members have chosen foreign secretary Liz Truss to be the next leader of the party. Graham Brady, the chair of the 1922 Committee - the body charged with overseeing the election of new leaders, announced the results confirming Truss had won more votes than former finance minister Rishi Sunak. 

Truss defeated Sunak by 81,326 votes to 60,399, a closer result than many pundits expected, winning 57 percent of votes cast compared to Sunak's 43 percent. The lowest margin of victory of any Conservative leader. 

In her victory speech, Truss pledged action to deal with the cost-of-living crisis. "I will deliver on the energy crisis, dealing with people's energy bills", and said she would, "deliver a bold plan to cut taxes and grow our economy."

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