London, 5 September 2022 (TDI): Foreign Secretary, Liz Truss, has been elected as the leader of Britain’s Conservative Party, befitting to take power as the new Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.

Truss became the leader of the Conservative Party by beating her rival, Finance Minister, Rishi Sunak, in a long internal contest.

This announcement comes after Prime Minister Boris Johnson was forced to submit his resignation in July, following a long period of scandalous tenure.

Who is Liz Truss?

Liz Truss, 47 years old, is to be named as UK’s third female Prime Minister following Theresa May and Margaret Thatcher. She was born in England in the year 1975, to left-wing parents. She transitioned from left to right wing during her political journey.

During her years at the University of Oxford, she joined the Liberal Democrats, however, she joined the Conservative party in 1966, with the start of her journey as an accountant.

Soon she entered Parliament as a lawmaker of the Conservative Party in 2010. During her years in the Conservative Party, she swiftly managed to take hold of different Ministerial positions. In her last position, she was the Foreign Secretary of Minister Boris Johnson.

When will the next UK Prime Minister start her term?

According to Palace Officials, the 96-year-old Monarch, Queen Elizabeth II, will appoint the new Prime Minister from her place in Scotland instead of Buckingham Palace.

The Queen will appoint the Prime Minister on September 6, breaking the tradition of appointing 14 former Prime Ministers in London.

According to Mr. Boris Johnson’s statement in July, he will be traveling up to see the Queen in Scotland to tender his resignation after the successor is elected. Truss will be officially appointed following the resignation.

Truss to face a country in crisis

The newly elected Conservative Leader will have to face a country in crisis during her tenure as the Prime Minister of the UK. Her time in office comes following the ‘summer of dicontent’ which has been shaped by the economic and energy grievances faced by the UK.

The new Prime Minister would have to tackle the challenges of double-digit inflation and soaring energy costs from her first day in office.