Truss giving victory speech after winning Tory contest

Liz Truss, UK PM

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# 05 September 2022 15:55 (UTC +04:00)

Truss is giving a speech to the Conservative Party conference now, APA reports citing CNN.

Sshe becomes the party’s leader immediately, and will officially take over as prime minister on Tuesday after meeting Queen Elizabeth II.

Liz Truss began her victory speech by congratulating her opponent, Rishi Sunak, who pushed her closer than many expected in the final ballot.

She then gave a hearty tribute to Boris Johnson, who she will replace as prime minister on Tuesday after months of scandals forced him to resign.

“Boris: you got Brexit done, you crushed Jeremy Corbyn, you rolled out the vaccine, and you stood up to Vladimir Putin,” Truss said. “You are admired from Kyiv to Carlisle.”

"I know that our beliefs resonate with the British people," she told the crowd of Conservative members. "I campaigned as a Conservative and I will govern as a Conservative."

The incoming UK prime minister has promised a “bold plan” to cut taxes and said she will address spiraling energy prices that are driving a cost-of-living crisis in the country.

But Liz Truss offered no details of what either plan will involve; throughout her campaign, her critics, including opponent Rishi Sunak, have pushed her to detail her next steps, with households facing another spike in costs next month.

“I will deliver a bold plan to cut taxes and grow our economy,” Truss said. “I will deliver on the energy crisis, dealing with people’s energy bills.”