Liz Truss’s most memorable moments as prime minister

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Prime Minister Liz Truss resigned after leading the Tory party for just 44 days.

Despite being the Conservative party leader for just over a month, her time in office has seen plenty of memorable moments.

From economic turmoil to dramatic resignations, Truss’s time in office has been historic.

Take a look at a few of the most memorable moments of her time as PM below.

On September 8, two days after Ms Truss became prime minister and met the Queen at Balmoral, the Queen died.

Her death brought politics to a halt, as the country observed a period of mourning until September 19.

On September 23, former Chancellor Kwasi Kwarteng delivered his mini-budget, which involved abolishing the top rate of income tax for the highest earners and getting rid of the cap on bankers’ bonuses.

The announcement resulted in the pound dropping to the lowest it had been in 37 years.

The prime minister met with King Charles III on October 12, and their meeting quickly gained attention as the king appeared to greet her by saying: “Back again. Dear oh dear. Anyway…”

Following the fallout from the mini-budget, Kwasi Kwarteng was fire on October 1, after just 38 days as Chancellor.

Ms Truss replaced Kwarteng with Jeremy Hunt.

Suella Braverman resigns

Just days after the Chancellor of the Exchequer was replace, Home Secretary Suella Braverman resign.

Ms Braverman said she was stepping down over making a mistake by sending an official document from her personal email.

However, she used her resignation letter to tear into Ms Truss’s administration.

On October 19, MPs voted on a bill to ban fracking. Conservative MPs were tell that the vote was effectively a vote of confidence in Liz Truss and her government.

Commons Speaker Sir Lindsay Hoyle announce that there would be an investigation by Parliament’s authorities into the chaos that surrounded the vote, after senior Tory MPs were accused of bullying MPs.

Liz Truss resigns

Liz Truss resigned on October 20, after just 44 days as prime minister. She is set to become the shortest-serving prime minister ever.

Ms Truss said her successor would be appoint within the week, following an internal vote within the Conservative party.

Source: Standard.co.uk

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