In September 2022, who became the prime minister of the United Kingdom, following the resignation…?

Liz Truss

Mary Elizabeth Truss is a British politician who is the current Prime Minister of the United Kingdom and Leader of the Conservative Party. Truss has been a Member of Parliament for South West Norfolk since 2010. She held various Cabinet offices under prime ministers David Cameron, Theresa May, and Boris Johnson. 

Liz Truss is the last of fifteen British prime ministers who served during the reign of Elizabeth II, who passed away on September 8, 2022, two days after appointing Truss to the office, and the first to serve during the reign of Charles III.

She attended Merton College, Oxford, and was the president of Oxford University Liberal Democrats. In 1996, she joined the Conservative Party. She worked at Shell and Cable & Wireless and was deputy director of think tank Reform. 

After two unsuccessful attempts to be elected to the House of Commons, she was elected as the MP for South West Norfolk at the 2010 general election. Truss won the 2022 Conservative Party leadership election following Johnson’s resignation amid a government crisis, becoming the prime minister and forming the Truss ministry. Truss entered the office amid an ongoing cost of living crisis and an energy supply crisis. She implemented an Energy Price Guarantee limiting energy prices for households, businesses, and public sector organizations.

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