Following her victory over Rishi Sunak (by 57 per cent of the vote to 43) in the leadership election to replace Boris Johnson, Liz Truss travelled to Balmoral to be appointed as Prime Minister by Elizabeth II. She had kissed hands by 12:10 PM.
Spending her journey back from Scotland working on her expected energy package, her Jaguar detoured around south London to avoid her being stood in the rain for her first Prime Ministerial speech on Britain “riding out the storm”. She pledged she would get the country “working, building and growing” by tackling the issues that were “holding Britain back”.
Inside Downing Street, she announced her Cabinet, including Kwasi Kwarteng as Chancellor, James Cleverly as Foreign Secretary, and Suella Braverman as Home Secretary, and continued to work on her energy package until 1 AM.
With acknowledgments to Harry Cole and James Heale‘s Out of the Blue: the Inside Story of the Unexpected Rise and Rapid Fall of Liz Truss