Liz Truss will be sworn in as the next Prime Minister of the UK. She defeated Rishi Sunak in the Conservative leadership contest. She will be the third woman Prime Minister of the United Kingdom after Margaret Thatcher and Theresa May.
Liz Truss defeated Rishi Sunak with 81,326 votes to 60,399 votes among party members. According to reports, Rishi may not be offered a post in the Cabinet. This is seen to be a break from the usual tradition where unsuccessful leadership contenders have been offered posts. For the first time in the history of the UK, there is not likely to be a white man in one of the four great offices of state.
Liz Truss will meet Queen Elizabeth at her Balmoral Castle today and will be formally appointed by the Queen as the next Prime Minister.