Liz Truss has resigned, becoming the shortest-serving prime minister in British history.
Announcing her departure outside 10 Downing Street, she said the Conservative party would choose a new leader in the next week – its third since Boris Johnson won a mandate in the 2019 general election.
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Labour leader Keir Starmer said: “The Conservative Party has shown it no longer has a mandate to govern.
“The Tories cannot respond to their latest shambles by yet again simply clicking their fingers and shuffling the people at the top without the consent of the British people. They do not have a mandate to put the country through yet another experiment; Britain is not their personal fiefdom to run how they wish.