Priti Patel Resigns As UK Home Secretary Hours After Liz Truss Wins PM Race

Published:Nov 25, 202312:09
Priti Patel Resigns As UK Home Secretary Hours After Liz Truss Wins PM Race

Priti Patel Resigns As UK Home Secretary Hours After Liz Truss Wins PM Race

Priti Patel expressed deep honour to have labored because the UK Home Secretary. (FILE)

London: Priti Patel has determined to resign because the UK Home Secretary and plans to not serve within the cupboard of the newly-elected Prime Minister Liz Truss. In a letter to outgoing UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson, Ms Patel wrote, "It is my choice to continue my public service to the country and the Witham constituency from the backbenches, once Liz  Truss formally assumes office and a new Home Secretary is appointed." She congratulated Liz Truss on being elected because the nation's new chief, and promised to provide her help to her as the brand new Prime Minister. "From the backbenches, I will champion many of the policies and causes I have stood up for both inside and outside of Government," she added. She expressed deep honour to have labored because the UK Home Secretary for the final three years. "I am proud of our work to back the police, reform our immigration system and protect our country," she wrote. "It has been a great honour and privilege to serve the country with you during your premiership," Patel wrote for outgoing PM Boris Johnson. Recalling Johnson's contributions throughout his tenure because the PM, Patel wrote, "In July 2019, when you became Prime Minister, our political system was broken. Parliament was tearing itself apart as some MPs showed contempt for democracy and desperately tried to block Brexit." "You set out a clear plan to get Brexit done, broke the deadlock in Parliament, and secured a historic Conservative victory at the 2019 General Election, winning the largest share of the vote for a political party since Margaret Thatcher," she added. "Under your leadership, we have made our country safer, strengthened law and order, delivered our Manifesto commitments, and laid strong foundations for our successors at Number 10 and in the Home Office to build on," Ms Patel continued. Liz Truss was introduced as the brand new head of the Conservative Occasion immediately. Forty-seven-year-old Liz Truss will turn out to be the third feminine prime minister of the UK. She defeated former Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak via a postal poll of all Conservative members. Truss secured 81,326 votes whereas Mr Sunak bought 60,399 votes. "I am honoured to be elected Leader of the Conservative Party. Thank you for putting your trust in me to lead and deliver for our great country . I will take bold action to get all of us through these tough times, grow our economy, and unleash the United Kingdom's potential," Truss wrote on Twitter. The Tory management race was triggered after Boris Johnson was pressured to step down on July 7 following a series of resignations of cupboard members, who protested in opposition to his scandal-plagued management. Rishi Sunak and Liz Truss rose to the Conservative ranks to finish up as finalists for the competition for the submit of UK Prime Minister. Throughout almost a dozen hustings and after a six-week lengthy head-to-head competitors, Liz Truss and Rishi Sunak had defined their long-term visions for Britain. Each contenders went via bouts of 12 nationwide occasions with the primary bout in Leeds, Northern England. Truss indicated that she is going to strongly push again in opposition to "identity politics of the left" as she has envisioned the laws for single-sex areas similar to home violence shelters. Mr Sunak batted for slicing VAT to revive the nation's financial scenario. The Roadmap 2030 for India-UK future relations was launched throughout a digital summit between the 2 nations in Might final 12 months. This Roadmap is for revitalised and dynamic connections between individuals, re-energised commerce, funding and technological collaboration. Throughout her go to to India this 12 months, Truss together with Exterior Affairs Minister S Jaishankar expressed satisfaction with the progress achieved to date regarding Roadmap 2030 and agreed to additional intensify efforts to ship ends in precedence areas of commerce and investments, defence, and migration. Each side appreciated the substantial progress made within the India-UK FTA negotiations with two productive rounds accomplished since its launch in January 2022. (Aside from the headline, this story has not been edited by NDTV employees and is printed from a syndicated feed.)
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