Liz Truss resigns as UK Prime Minister after 6 weeks in office
Truss says she realised that she cannot deliver the mandate on which she was elected by the Conservative Party.
Her resignation came barely two months after coming into office.
While announcing her resignation on Thursday, October 20, 2022, at Downing Street, Ms Truss said she realised that she “cannot deliver the mandate on which I was elected by the Conservative Party”.
She said there would be a leadership election to replace her within the next week.
She said: “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 have 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 countries economic stability and national security. I will remain as Prime Minister until a successor has been chosen.”
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