Liz Truss resigns as UK Prime Minister after 45 days in office Liz Truss resigns as UK Prime Minister after 45 days in office
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Liz Truss resigns as UK Prime Minister after 45 days in office

Liz Truss resigns as UK Prime Minister after 45 days in office

Truss was appointed as the country’s premier and leader of the Conservative Party on September 5

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Liz Truss has resigned as the Prime Minister of the UK, only 45 days after her appointment to lead the country.

“I came into office at a time of great economic and international instability. Families and businesses were worried about how to pay their bills,” Truss said, in a statement outside 10 Downing Street, earlier today.

“Our country has been held back for too long by low economic growth. I was elected by the Conservative Party with a mandate to change this. We delivered on energy bills and on cutting national insurance.  And we set out a vision for a low-tax, high-growth economy, that would taken advantage of the freedoms of Brexit.”

“I recognise though, given the situation, I cannot deliver the mandate on which I was elected by the Conservative Party. I have therefore spoken His Majesty The King, to notify him that I am resigning as the leader of the Conservative Party,” Truss added.

Keir Starmer, leader of the Labour Party, took to Twitter to issue a statement in the wake of Truss’s resignation.

Truss had been appointed the country’s Prime Minister and leader of the Conservative Party on September 5.  She beat Rishi Sunak, a member of the Parliament and former chancellor of the exchequer, in the Conservative Party leadership election to become Britain’s third female PM after Margaret Thatcher and Theresa May.

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