After defeating Rishi Sunak, Liz Truss will take the oath as the next United Kingdom Prime Minister and be the third woman Prime Minister of the UK after Margaret Thatcher and Theresa May.
Liz Truss defeated rival Rishi Sunak with 81,326 votes to 60,399 among party members. UK Foreign Minister and Conservative Party leader Liz Truss was elected as the next UK Prime Minister on Monday.
The announcements of the key ministerial portfolios are expected to start pouring in by Tuesday evening. For the first time in Britain’s history, there will not be a white man in one of the four great offices of state.
Meanwhile, Liz Truss is expected to appoint James Cleverly as foreign secretary, Suella Braverman as home secretary and Kwasi Kwarteng as chancellor, a report by British daily newspaper Guardian said.
The expected appointments were welcomed by some, including Boris Johnson’s former race adviser, Samuel Kasumu, who resigned last year after a controversial report by the Commission on Race and Ethnic Disparities, which critics said dismissed institutional racism, the report said.
It further reported that her rival, Rishi Sunak, is not expected to be offered a job in her cabinet, a break from the tradition whereby most unsuccessful leadership contenders have been offered posts.