London: As the name of next British Prime Minister will be announced today, Liz Truss is expected to be named leader of the governing Conservative Party and Britain’s next PM.
The result of the run-off between Foreign Secretary Liz Truss and former finance minister Rishi Sunak will be announced this afternoon.
Polls have projected that Liz Truss will beat Rishi Sunak to become Britain’s next prime minister. Voting for the Conservative party leadership election finished on Friday.
Liz Truss is widely expected to be named the winner and succeed Boris Johnson as the UK’s next prime minister.
The outgoing Prime Minister Boris Johnson will formally tenders his resignation to Queen Elizabeth II tomorrow.
Long the front runner in the race to replace Johnson, Truss, if appointed, will become the Conservatives’ fourth prime minister since a 2015 election. Over that period the country has been buffeted from crisis to crisis, and now faces what is forecast to be a long recession triggered by sky-rocketing inflation which hit 10.1 per cent in July.
Foreign minister under Boris Johnson, Truss, 47, has promised to act quickly to tackle Britain’s cost of living crisis, saying that within a week she will come up with a plan to tackle rising energy bills and securing future fuel supplies.