20 October 2022

Liz Truss steps down as prime minister

The former Conservative party leader is on track to becoming the shortest serving PM ever.

It was announced on Thursday that the British prime minister, Liz Truss, will step down from her post. Following weeks of turmoil and U-turns since she was elected by Conservative Party members on September 6, over a dozen MPs had publicly called on Truss to step down as PM. 

Since Truss became prime minister, she has been faced with waves of backlash regarding economic policy to tackle inflation, the cost of living and the energy crisis. On October 14, Kwasi Kwarteng, was sacked from his post as British finance minister. Earlier this week, appointed home secretary Suella Braverman resigned from her post, and calls for Liz Truss to give up her role as prime minister became even more pressing. 

As Truss announces her departure from Downing Street, she is on track to becoming the shortest serving PM.

  • Writer Ry Gavin
  • Banner Image Credit BBC News

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