Liz Truss resigned as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom less than two months after being elected. Liz Truss took office on September 5th, 2022, after winning a three-pronged election following Boris Johnson’s resignation.
Liz Truss is continuing her statement outside Number 10.
In front of dozens of reporters she says she came into office at a time of “great economic and international instability”.
The country had been held back for too long, she said, and she was elected by her party with a “mandate to change this”.
She said her government delivered on energy bills and cutting national insurance, and had set out a vision for a “low tax high growth economy”.
She added: “I recognise… given the situation I cannot deliver the mandate on which I was elected by the Conservative Party.”
"I cannot deliver the mandate on which I was elected by the Conservative Party"
— BBC Breaking News (@BBCBreaking) October 20, 2022