“I know that our beliefs resonate with the British people"
Liz Truss has been elected the new Prime Minister after beating Rishi Sunak in the Conservative Party leadership contest.
Ms Truss triumphed over the former Chancellor following a two-month campaign.
Prior to the announcement, Sir Graham Brady stated that the ballot was secure, as well as free and fair.
Ms Truss was the favourite to win the contest and she won by a comfortable majority. She secured 81,326 votes to Mr Sunak’s 60,399.
This means that she will become the UK’s third female Prime Minister, after Margaret Thatcher and Theresa May.
Ms Truss will officially enter Downing Street on September 6, 2022, where she will begin announcing policies.
She is also expected to finalise her choices for the Cabinet and other ministerial roles before being formally appointed by the Queen at Balmoral.
In her victory speech, Liz Truss thanked her family, friends and colleagues for enduring the “longest job interview in history”.
She also thanked outgoing PM Boris Johnson.
Ms Truss said: “I want to thank our outgoing leader and my friend Boris Johnson.
“You got Brexit done, you crushed Jeremy Corbyn and rolled out the vaccine.
“I know that our beliefs resonate with the British people – our beliefs in freedom, low taxes and personal responsibility.
“Friends and colleagues, thank you for putting your faith in me to lead our great Conservative Party, the greatest political party on Earth.
“During this leadership campaign, I campaigned as a Conservative and I will govern as a conservative.
“And my friends, we need to show that we will deliver over the next two years.
“I will deliver a bold plan to cut taxes and grow our economy.
“I will deliver on the energy crisis, dealing with people’s energy bills, but also dealing with the long-term issues we have on energy supply.
“And I will deliver on the National Health Service
“But we all will deliver for our country. And I will make sure that we use all the fantastic talents of the Conservative party, our brilliant members of parliament and peers, our fantastic counsellors, our MSs, our MSPs, all of our councillors and activists and members right across our country.
“Because, my friends, I know that we will deliver, we will deliver and we will deliver.”
“And we will deliver a great victory for the Conservative Party in 2024. Thank you.”
Her victory comes as the UK faces an economic crisis, with household energy bills expected to rise to £3,549 from October and inflation set to exceed 18% in 2023.
According to reports, the new PM is thinking about freezing energy bills to ease the burden on households this winter.
But she has remained quiet on what kind of support package she might introduce.