Liz Truss becomes 3rd Woman PM of UK

  • 07 Sep 2022

Mary Elizabeth Truss has been appointed as the Prime Minister of the UK.

  • In the recently held election she defeated Rishi Sunak.
  • Truss had emerged as a contender for the prime ministerial role after her predecessor Boris Johnson agreed to step down.
  • The UK had two women Prime Ministers before Liz Truss:
    • Margaret Thatcher was the UK's first ever woman Prime Minister (1979-1990).
    • Theresa May was the UK PM from 2016-2019.