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Liz Truss resigns as UK prime minister after Tory backlash

Truss now becomes the shortest-serving prime minister in British history having held the office for just 44 days

Cabinet ministers took part in late night conversations about whether Truss should resign. Picture: Getty

Liz Truss has resigned as UK Prime Minister following weeks of backlash and internal wrangling within the Conservative Party.

Anger among the Tories had intensified in the last 24 hours after Truss fired Home Secretary Suella Braverman and a Parliament vote descended into chaos. Truss had already been forced to fire Kwasi Kwarteng, after the economic plan she designed with her former chancellor blew up in the face of market turmoil.

In a statement outside ...