Who is Liz Truss? Why is she the frontrunner for Tory leadership?
Liz Truss is the new leader of the Conservative Party after a bitterly fought election against Rishi Sunak. While Mr Sunak may have won more support from the Tory membership, it is clear that Ms Truss has the support of the parliamentary party. She will meet with the Queen tomorrow at Balmoral to formally assume her new role.
It is clear that the Conservative Party is divided, with many members angry at Mr Sunak for ‘toppling’ Boris Johnson. However, it is also clear that Ms Truss has a mandate to lead the party, and she will do so with the support of the majority of MPs.
Liz Truss is the new Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.