Tory leadership candidate Liz Truss has won the race to become the UK’s next prime minister after securing a 57 per cent vote from her fellow party members.

Truss, most recently secretary of state for foreign, commonwealth and development affairs, secured 81,326 votes, while rival candidate and former chancellor Rishi Sunak secured a lesser 60,399 votes.

Voting for the next prime minister closed on Friday (September 2) at 5pm. Results were announced today (September 5) in Westminster in front of MPs and peers.

On Friday, odds were heavily in Truss’ favour, with Sunak trailing behind. The latest YouGov poll put Truss at 66 per cent of the vote, and Sunak at 34 per cent.

Truss has stirred much debate around her proposed policies as prime minister.

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