Liz Truss has been elected as the new United Kingdom Prime Minister. She defeated former UK finance minister Rishi Sunak to become the fourth Tory Prime Minister since 2015. Truss will be replacing outgoing Prime Minister Boris Johnson. In a speech Truss made after the election results were announced, she said that her cabinet will deliver on the promises made during the election campaign.

Truss did not forget to acknowledge Rishi Sunak during her speech, saying that it was a “hard-fought campaign” that proved “the depth and breadth of talent” within the Conservative Party. Truss also thanked outgoing PM Johnson for his strong opposition to Vladimir Putin and Labor leader Jeremy Corbyn by saying “You crushed Jeremy Corbyn” and “You are admired from Kyiv to Carlisle”. Truss’ display of gratitude to Johnson, who had been criticized by his own party members due to the ‘Partygate‘ scandal, was met with a delayed applause by the Tories present.

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The 47-year-old leader of the Conservative Party was of the opinion that the beliefs held by her party resonated with the citizens of the United Kingdom. She said, “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.”

Truss, while promising to tackle the energy crisis Britain is facing at the moment, said that she will work towards resolving “long-term issues we have on energy supply”. She also promised to “deliver on the National Health Service”.

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Truss called upon all members of the Conservative Party to deliver for the country by saying, “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.”

Truss will be the third Conservative Party leader to become the UK Prime Minister without contesting the general elections.