LONDON: Liz Truss said she has notified His Majesty the King that she is resigning as prime minister and leader of the Conservative Party.
Only six weeks after she was appointed, Truss said she could not deliver the promises she made when she was running for the Prime Minister post.
“I recognise though, given the situation, I cannot deliver the mandate on which I was elected by the Conservative Party. I have therefore spoken to His Majesty the King to notify him that I am resigning as leader of the Conservative Party.
“This morning I met the chairman of the 1922 Committee, Sir Graham Brady. We’ve agreed that there will be a leadership election to be completed within the next week.
“This will ensure that we remain on a path to deliver our fiscal plans and maintain our country’s economic stability and national security, ” she said today in Facebook post.
Liz Truss promised to stand with Ukraine and to protect our own security, and set out a vision for a low tax, high growth economy – that would take advantage of the freedoms of Brexit.
” I recognise however that, given the situation, I cannot deliver the mandate on which I was elected by the Conservative Party.
“There will be a leadership election to be completed in the next week,” she said.
Liz added she “will remain as Prime Minister until a successor has been chosen.”