United Kingdom Prime Minister, Liz Truss has resigned.
Speaking outside Downing Street, she said she told King Charles earlier on Wednesday she is resigning as leader of the Conservative Party.
She said her government delivered on energy bills and cutting national insurance, and had set out a vision for a “low tax high growth economy”.
She however added: “I recognise… given the situation I cannot deliver the mandate on which I was elected by the Conservative Party.”
Truss has been in office for just 45 days – the shortest tenure of any UK prime minister. The second shortest serving PM was George Canning, who served for 119 days after dying in 1827.
She will remain in the position till a successor emerges from a leadership election next week.