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Liz Truss is UK’s next Prime Minister with 57% of vote and promises ‘bold plan’ to cut taxes and tackle energy crisis

LIZ Truss is Britain’s next Prime Minister after she won 57% of the Tory membership vote – and promised a “bold plan” to cut taxes and tackle the energy crisis.

Rishi Sunak’s dreams of reaching No10 have been shattered for now, with the former Chancellor racking up 60,399 votes compared to Ms Truss’ 81,326.

Rishi Sunak lost the Tory leadership race, crushing his hopes and dreams of being PMCredit

The long-awaited result was announced today at a packed out QEII centre in Westminster.

Hundreds of card carrying Conservatives watched as backbench 1922 Committee Chair Sir Graham Brady read out the result.

In her victory speech Ms Truss told the crowd: “I’d like to thank the 1922 Committee, the party chairman and the Conservative Party for organising one of the longest job interviews in history.

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