Liz Truss to hold first Cabinet meeting THIS MORNING ahead of facing down Keir Starmer at PMQs


LIZ Truss is due to hold her first ever cabinet meeting THIS MORNING ahead of facing down Keir Starmer at PMQs later today.

The new PM last night promoted her closest allies to top Cabinet jobs – and brutally culled supporters of Rishi Sunak.

And at 8.30am this morning we will see them arrive into Downing Street for the first time.

Among her new team, she named loyal pal Kwasi Kwarteng as her Chancellor, tasked with tackling the raging energy crisis battering Brits.

And Suella Braverman – a one-time leadership candidate – is the new Home Secretary after being promoted from Attorney General.

Meanwhile Kemi Badenoch has been appointed Secretary of State for International Trade and President of the Board of Trade.

The new PM last night vowed “together we can ride out the storm” as she outlined three urgent priorities to fix Britain.

In her first speech outside No10, the newly-appointed Prime Minister promised to make Britain an “aspiration nation”.

She also vowed to take action THIS WEEK on spiralling energy bills.

Ms Truss said: “I will get Britain working again. I have a bold plan to grow the economy through tax cuts and reform.

“I will cut taxes to reward hard work and boost business-led growth and investment.

“I will drive reform in my mission to get the United Kingdom working building and growing.”

On the NHS, the PM pledged to make sure Brits can “get doctors appointments and the NHS services they need”.

As she addressed the nation yesterday, Ms Truss was watched on by her MP supporters, advisers and husband Hugh O’Leary.

As was widely expected, Kwasi Kwarteng has been named Chancellor, James Cleverley is now Foreign Secretary and Suella Braverman has been appointed Home Secretary.

She was officially appointed Britain’s 56th premier by the Queen yesterday afternoon during a ceremony at Balmoral before being whisked back to Westminster.

Ms Truss is understood to be drawing up plans for a freeze in bills which could cost around £100 billion.

The 96-year-old Queen beamed as she greeted the 15th premier of her record reign yesterday.

The ceremony combined almost a century of precedent with a historic first as Her Majesty anoints her first premier from Balmoral. 

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