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by Staff reporter
06 September 2022
Liz Truss officially becomes Prime Minister after meeting the Queen

Truss officially became prime minister after meeting the Queen at Balmoral | Credit: Alamy

Liz Truss officially becomes Prime Minister after meeting the Queen

Liz Truss has officially become the new prime minister after meeting the Queen at Balmoral Castle in Aberdeenshire.

Truss travelled to Scotland this morning after winning the election to become the new leader of the Conservative party yesterday.

Earlier, Boris Johnson left Downing Street for the final time before travelling to Balmoral to tender his resignation.

In a statement, Buckingham Palace said Johnson had an audience with the Queen and "tendered his resignation" as prime minister and First Lord of the Treasury, "which Her Majesty was graciously pleased to accept".

During the Tory leadership campaign, Truss set out a firm line on demands for a second independence referendum, saying it was best to "ignore" First Minister Nicola Sturgeon. 

But yesterday Sturgeon pledged to work to build a good relationship with the new prime minister.

She tweeted: "Congratulations to Liz Truss. Our political differences are deep, but I will seek to build a good working relationship with her as I did with last 3 PMs. She must now freeze energy bills for people & businesses, deliver more cash support, and increase funding for public services."

 

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