Liz Truss announces resignation as British Prime Minister


Liz Truss has announced her resignation as British Prime Minister after spending just six weeks in the position.

The leader of the Conservative Party has been confronted with fiscal and social crises and hostility following proposals to cut taxes on businesses and the rich.

She is the last prime minister sworn into office by Queen Elizabeth II days before the monarch died in early September.

“I cannot deliver the mandate on which I was elected,” Ms Truss said on Thursday afternoon. She had on Thursday vowed to remain in office as “a fighter not a quitter.”

The 47-year-old replaced Boris Johnson who stepped down weeks ago amid ethics scandals after about 50 of his officials stepped down in protest.