Liz Truss To Become UK's Next Prime Minister

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Liz Truss To Become UK's Next Prime Minister

Liz Truss will become the next prime minister after defeating Rishi Sunak in the Conservative Party leadership contest. Ms Truss, who was the favorite to win the contest, will succeed Boris Johnson and become the nation's third female leader. She secured just over 81,000 to Mr Sunak's just over 60,000. Mr Johnson will visit the Queen at Balmoral Castle in Scotland to formally tender his resignation. Shortly after this, Ms Truss will also meet the Queen, who will invite her to form a government. Ms Truss faces the immediate challenge of coming up with a package of support to help households during the cost of living crisis. Ms Truss has promised big tax cuts to boost economic growth, including reversing the rise in National Insurance.