A former United Kingdom foreign minister, Liz Truss, was elected as the country’s new Prime Minister and the head of the Conservative Party on Monday.
Truss, who has served as outgoing PM Boris Johnson’s foreign secretary for the past year, won 57% of the votes of Conservative Party members to become its leader. Rishi Sunak took 43%.
According to information gathered, it is expected that the new prime minister will be formally appointed by Queen Elizabeth on Tuesday.
Listed below are five things to expect from the incoming PM Truss:
- To tackle rising energy bills and increase energy supplies – At a time when the UK is at the cusp of recession, inflation and industrial unrest, Truss promised to tackle the rising energy bills and increase energy supplies. “If elected, I plan within the first week of my new administration to set out our immediate action on energy bills and energy supplies,” she told Sunday Telegraph.
- A new Council of Economic Advisers – Truss also promised the immediate appointment of a new Council of Economic Advisers to get the best for the economy.
- Taxes– The new UK prime minister also promised not to introduce any new taxes.
- Education– Truss has said every pupil must be entitled to “the best opportunity to succeed” regardless of their background, an aspiration drawing on her own supposedly gritty origins at a Leeds comprehensive. Truss has otherwise said she would like to expand academically-successful academies, introduce more free schools and reform university admission procedures so that places in higher education are offered only based on actual, not predicted, grades.
- Solidify UK-India relations– According to The Week News, Truss also promised to further the UK-India relations if made prime minister. She said, ” I want to get this trade deal done, preferably by Diwali, but definitely by the end of the year and I want to make sure that the deal is as deep as possible covering everything from life to technology to agriculture “.