The foreign secretary Liz Truss has beaten ex-chancellor Rishi Sunak to become the new Prime Minister after winning the most votes of Conservative Party members in the leadership ballot.
Clare De Silva, Parliamentary Spokesperson for St Albans, has welcomed Liz Truss as our new Prime Minister.
Clare De Silva said: “We had two excellent candidates for Conservative Party Leader and Prime Minister and Liz Truss’ vision for economic growth and the traditional Conservative values of freedom, opportunity and responsibility have won over Conservative members across the board.
“Liz was one of the first MP’s that I met after being selected to stand in St Albans back in June and I am looking forward to working with her. Her low tax approach and her commitment to tackling the cost of living will resonate with many constituents and businesses across St Albans. I also warmly welcome her staunch support for early years and family services, a policy area very close to my heart.
“Over the last few months, many constituents have told me on the doorstep of their concerns about over-development around St Albans and I am delighted that Liz has committed to reassessing housing targets. I will work closely with the new Prime Minister and her team to ensure that people in St Albans have a much greater say in what kind of developments are built and where they are located so we build the homes that local families need, in places that really work for the wider community, preserving our green spaces and biodiversity wherever possible.
“I wish Prime Minister Truss the very best and look forward to working with her and campaigning with her in the next General Election.”