Liz Truss: New Conservative Party leader in profile

Liz Truss: New Conservative Party leader in profile

A profile of Liz Truss, covering key moments from her time in Politics. Truss has been named as Boris Johnson’s successor after beating Rishi Sunak in the Tory leadership contest.

Ms Truss, 47, triumphed over the former Chancellor following a gruelling two-month campaign. The Foreign Secretary won the backing of 81,326 Tory members, compared with 60,399 for Mr Sunak.

She is expected to finalise her choices for the Cabinet and other ministerial roles before being formally appointed by the Queen at Balmoral on Tuesday.