The Prime Minister has resigned on her 45th day in power. This afternoon (20th October, 2022), outside Number 10, Liz Truss said, ‘I came into office at a time of great economic and international instability. Families and businesses were worried about how to pay their bills. Truss added that she was elected ‘with a mandate to change this” – saying: ‘We delivered on energy bills.’ She says she recognises she “cannot deliver the mandate” on which she was elected.
Truss has spoken to King Charles, she said. There will be a leadership election ‘to be completed within the next week.’ However, Truss will remain as PM until a successor is appointed.