EYE NEWSFLASH: Liz Truss resigns as Conservative leader after MPs revolt

Liz Truss

Liz Truss has announced her resignation as prime minister after just 45 days in the job.

She said in a statement a few minutes ago that she came into office at a time of “great economic and international instability”.

She says she cannot deliver the mandate she was elected on by Tory members and is resigning.

Truss went on to say that she met with 1922 Committee chairman Sir Graham Brady at lunchtime, and they agreed there will be a leadership election within the next week, adding that she will remain as prime minister until a successor is chosen.

Tory MPs urged Truss to go after her government was engulfed by political turmoil, following the scrapping of most of her economic policies.

Her resignation comes after a key minister quit and Tory MPs rebelled in a chaotic parliamentary vote.

Truss was elected by the Tory membership last month, but she lost authority after a series of U-turns.

Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer called for an immediate general election following Truss’s resignation speech.

 

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3 Comments

  1. KByfield04

    What a sh**t show! I for one don’t want another unelected leader- time for a GE!

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    1. JWVW

      You’re about to get one!

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  2. Jonathan Rolande

    It’s been a long time since there has been an effective Gvt. We need one now more than ever, lets hope we now get it.

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