PICTURE SPECIAL: Prime Minister Liz Truss arrives in Downing Street

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Newly elected Prime Minister, Liz Truss arrives at No.10 Downing Street after an audience with Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II in Balmoral, Scotland. Picture by Simon Dawson / No 10 Downing Street

Britain’s new prime minister has arrived in Downing Street after being asked to form a government earlier today by Her Majesty the Queen.

In her first address to the nation as Prime Minister, Ms Truss said Britain can “ride out the storm.”

Newly elected Prime Minister Liz Truss walks to the lectern to give her first speech as Prime Minister at. 10 Downing Street. Picture by Andrew Parsons / No 10 Downing Street

In a speech from Downing Street, Ms Truss set out her top three priorities for government, which she named as tax cuts, support during the energy crisis and tackling the NHS backlog.

Prime Minister Liz Truss Arrives in Downing Street. 10 Downing Street. Newly elected Prime Minister, Liz Truss arrives at No.10 Downing Street after an audience with Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II in Balmoral, Scotland. Picture by Simon Dawson / No 10 Downing Street.

Ms Truss said:

“We have huge reserves of talents of energy and determination I am confident that together we can ride out the storm.

“We can rebuild our economy and we can become the modern, brilliant Britain that I know we can be.”

Prime Minister Liz Truss Arrives in No10 Downing Street. Picture by Andrew Parsons / No 10 Downing Street

Ms Truss also promised to “transform Britain into an aspiration nation with high paying jobs, safe streets, and where everyone everywhere has the opportunities they deserve.”

It is expected Ms Truss will appoint her Cabinet this evening and junior ministers to be given jobs in the coming days.

New Prime Minister Liz Truss is welcomed by staff in Downing Street. Picture by Andrew Parsons / No 10 Downing Street

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