Britain has a new prime minister after Liz Truss defeated Rishi Sunak and was elected into the new role on September 5.
Truss will succeed Boris Johnson and will take on the role from September 6 following formal handover procedures.
“I campaigned as a conservative and I will govern as a conservative. My friends, we need to show that we will deliver over the next two years. I will deliver a bold plan to cut taxes and grow our economy. I will deliver on the energy crisis, dealing with people’s energy bills, but also dealing with the long term issues we have on energy supply,” said Truss during her winning speech.
As Truss takes on this new position, here are seven things to know about her.
1. Truss Used to Live in Scotland
Mary Elizabeth Truss (or Liz as she has been known since she was young) was born in 1975 to her father, who was a math professor and her mother, a nurse, in Oxford. Initially, her family lived in Scotland for a number of years before they eventually moved to England in 1985.