Liz Truss Resigns As UK Prime Minister After Just 44 Days

Jesse Williams

By Jesse Williams

Jesse Williams

20 Oct 2022

Liz Truss has resigned as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom just over a month after taking office.

In a statement read outside Downing Street, Ms Truss said: “I came into office at a time of great economic and international instability.”

“I recognise, though, given the situation, I cannot deliver the mandate on which I was elected by the Conservative Party,” she said.

“I have therefore spoken to His Majesty the King to notify him that I am resigning as leader of the Conservative Party.”

“This morning, I met the chairman of the 1922 committee, Sir Graham Brady. We’ve agreed that there will be a leadership election to be completed within the next week.”

Her resignation brings to an her 44 fay premiership and presents the prospect of the UK accepting a third Prime Minister in a matter of months.

Labour party leader, Keir Starmer has renewed his call for an immediate general election.