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.”
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.
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.”
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.
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