Liz Truss has won the Tory leadership contest and will replace Boris Johnson as British next prime minister.
Ms Truss, the Foreign Secretary, defeated Rishi Sunak, the former chancellor, by 81,326 votes to 60,399.
Ms Truss said that as premier she will lead the Conservative Party to a “great victory” at the 2024 general election as she stressed her priority in the coming years will be delivering on policy pledges.
Delivering her victory speech at the Queen Elizabeth II Centre in central London, Ms Truss said: “I know that we will deliver, we will deliver, we will deliver. And we will deliver a great victory for the Conservative Party in 2024.”
Mr Sunak urged the Conservative “family” to unite behind Ms Truss following her victory as he tweeted: “It’s right we now unite behind the new PM, Liz Truss, as she steers the country through difficult times.”