5 Sep 2022

Liz Truss: what will new PM do for the UK?

Political Editor

Promising to deliver a bold plan Liz Truss has given no details of how she intends to tackle the cost of living crisis and spend more,  while cutting taxes. She will have to unite a Tory party bitterly divided with a win which was weaker than Johnson, May, Cameron, Howard and Duncan Smith.

Liz Truss won the Conservative leadership with 57.4% of the vote –

Rishi Sunak did better than some predicted at 42.6%.

The turnout was 82% – that means Liz Truss got the votes of just under half of the full Conservative membership of 172,000.