Liz Truss has taken up residence at No 10 fully aware that her government has no more than 18 months to deal with very big issues.

“We will transform Britain into an aspiration nation, with high-paying jobs, safe streets and where everyone everywhere has the opportunities they deserve. I will take action this day and action every day to make it happen,” said Truss in her first speech as Prime Minster. 

Sweeping government purge

The new Prime Minister has let go of Rishi Sunk supporters, rising anger in 43% of the Conservative Party who did not vote for her. Sunak supporters, Dominic Raab, Grant Shapps and Steve Barclay have all been purged and are now sitting on the backbenches.

The wife of fired Veterans Minister, Johnny Mercer, said the new Prime Minister is “an imbecile.” 

On Tuesday night, Liz Truss was busy choosing a new Cabinet, which will hold its first meeting Wednesday morning.

06/09/2022. London, United Kingdom. Prime Minister Liz Truss Arrives in Downing Street. 10 Downing Street. Ahead of Prime Minister Liz Truss, Thérèse Coffey MP arrives at N.10 Downing Street. Picture by Lauren Hurley / No 10 Downing Street

Kwasi Kwarteng has been confirmed as the new Chancellor of the Exchequer.

James Cleverly has been appointed a new Foreign Secretary.

Therese Coffee has been appointed a Deputy PM as well as Health Secretary. 

Suella Braverman has been appointed Home Secretary.

Kemi Badenoch has been appointed International Trade Secretary.

Penny Mordaunt has been named Leader of the House of Commons.  

Jacob Rees-Mogg has been appointed Business Secretary. 

Wendy Morton has been named the first female chief Whip.

Liz Truss’s priorities

Truss said her top priorities are the economy, the cost of living, the energy crisis, and the state of the NHS.

“As Prime Minister, I will pursue three early priorities. Firstly, I will get Britain working again. I have a bold plan to grow the economy through tax cuts and reform. I will cut taxes to reward hard work and boost business led growth and investment. Next… I will take action this week to deal with energy bills and to secure our future energy supply. Thirdly I will make sure that people can get doctor’s appointments and the NHS services they need. We will put our health service on a firm footing,” Truss pledged to the nation. 

This morning, PM Liz Truss will face Labour’s Sir Keir Starmer the Prime Minister Questions for the first time.

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