Liz Truss has announced she is resigning after 44 days in office, becoming the shortest-serving prime minister in British history.
She announced that she would stand down after losing the confidence of Tory MPs and cabinet ministers.
She said a successor would be chosen within a week “to deliver our fiscal plans and maintain our country’s economic stability”. It is not clear whether the contest will go to the Conservative membership or if Tory MPs will be asked to crown their
A senior member of the government left her post with a fusillade of criticism at Truss, and a House of Commons vote descended into acrimony and accusations of bullying,
Home Secretary Suella Braverman said she resigned after breaching rules by sending an official document from her personal email account. She used her resignation letter to lambaste Truss, saying she had “concerns about the direction of this government.”
“The business of government relies upon people accepting responsibility for their mistakes,” she said. “Pretending we haven’t made mistakes, carrying on as if everyone can’t see that we have made them and hoping that things will magically come right is not serious politics.”