Liz Truss resigns as prime minister after just 45 days in the job

Liz Truss
Liz Truss

The PM said her successor will be elected in a Tory leadership contest, to be completed in the next week. Tory MPs urged Ms Truss to go after her government was engulfed by political turmoil, following the ditching of most of her economic policies.

Ms Truss was elected by the Tory membership in September, but she lost authority after a series of U-turns.

In a brief speech outside Downing Street, Ms Truss said the Conservative Party had elected her on a mandate to cut taxes and boost economic growth.

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