Liz Truss: Popular MP loses in UK general election

Liz Truss has lost her seat in the General Election as voters dealt Britain’s shortest-serving Prime Minister an astonishing blow.

The 49-day PM, who was forced out of No10 in 2022 after her mini-Budget caused financial turmoil, was booted out her South West Norfolk seat – despite winning a huge majority of over 26,000 at the 2019 election.

Labour candidate Terry Jermy defeated Ms Truss by 630 votes to become the area’s new MP. Ms Truss, who arrived at the count without a blue rosette, left without making a speech. Since being ousted from No10 back in 2022 Ms Truss has been unrepentant about her brief time in office and has instead blamed the media, the so-called “deepstate”, and the Office for Budget Responsibility (OBR).