Truss defeated rival Rishi Sunak by 81,326 votes to 60,399 among party members to take over as party leader on Tuesday as Britons face a mounting economic and social crisis.
Truss pledged action to tackle the crisis in a brief victory speech at the Conference Center in London on Monday. He promised to “address the energy crisis, not only by addressing people’s energy bills, but also by addressing the long-term problems we have with our energy supply.”
“Thank you for believing in me to lead the great Conservative Party, the greatest party on the planet,” she said.
“I know our beliefs resonate with the British people: our beliefs in freedom, the ability to control one’s life, low tax rates and personal responsibility.
“That’s why I know so many people voted for us in 2019. As your party leader, I intend to deliver on what I promised voters across our great nation. .”