‘Wouldn’t trust her to run a bath, let alone a country’: Geordies react to Liz Truss becoming Prime Minister
It’s fair to say that Liz Truss has her work cut out to win over a large number of people in the North East
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The new Conservative leader was announced on Monday and was met with a wall of cynicism from those in the Labour stronghold of Newcastle.
Ms Truss officially became Prime Minister on Tuesday as Boris Johnson left 10 Downing Street and she met the Queen at Balmoral.
The new Prime Minister won 57% of Tory member votes in the final election, beating Rishi Sunak to take the prestigious position.
In her acceptance speech, Ms Truss said: "I will deliver a bold plan to cut taxes and grow our economy. I will deliver on the energy crisis, dealing with people’s energy bills, but also dealing with the long-term issues we have on energy supply. And I will deliver on the National Health Service.”
However, Geordies seemed hesitant in believing that the new Prime Minister held the answers to solve the rapidly rising cost of living.
Here's how readers responded when we asked what they wanted to see first from Ms Truss in her new role.