Liz Truss or Rishi Sunak will be announced as Britain's next Prime Minister TODAY – everything you need to know | The Sun
BRITAIN’S next PM will be announced TODAY, bringing an end to seven weeks of blue-on-blue division and drama.
The winner of the Tory leadership race will be announced at 12.30pm at the QEII centre in Westminster.
Liz Truss, who is the hot favourite win, and rival Rishi Sunak, will be told the result 10 minutes in advance.
It’s then up to the backbench 1922 Committee Chair Sir Graham Brady to announce the vote breakdown publicly.
Afterwards, the winner will address hundreds of party members and journalists for the first time as Tory party chief.
Today’s result will finally draw 52 days of Tory leadership campaigning to a close.
The contest kicked off with eight wannabe PMs.
After being whittled down to a top two in MP-only voting rounds, it was left to card carrying Conservatives to pick first place.
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Today’s winner won’t actually become PM until Tuesday.
Tomorrow at 8.30am Boris Johnson will give a farewell speech outside of No10 – his last hurrah as PM.
After that he'll travel by plane to see the Queen at Balmoral Castle in Scotland, where he'll officially offer his resignation.
The new Tory leader will then have a private audience with the Queen, who will formally appoint them as PM.
After that, the leader will fly back to London to make their first major speech from Downing Street at around 4pm.
Late on Tuesday night it is expected appointments to the Cabinet will be announced.
Ms Truss has already been in discussions about who would join her government if she wins today.
Ally Kwasi Kwarteng is hotly tipped to be Chancellor.
He’s predicted to be replaced as Business and Energy Secretary by Jacob Rees-Mogg.
Suella Braverman is likely to be awarded Home Secretary, while ally James Cleverly looks set for Foreign Secretary.
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The new Tory leader will have just days to come up with a package to help hard-up Brits with the cost of living crisis.
Both Mr Sunak and Ms Truss declared it their number one priority throughout the leadership race.
The frontrunner recently vowed to announce new help within a week of being made PM.
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