How many UK citizens voted for their new Prime Minister Liz Truss?
Liz Truss received 81,326 votes, or 57.4% of those that voted.
Liz Truss became the new Prime Minister of the UK in September 2022, after Boris Johnson was persuaded to resign as the leader of the Conservative party.
The leader of the party in government is the Prime Minister.
The only people that vote for the leader of a political party, and consequently a UK Prime Minister, are elected members of the Party and registered supporters of that Party.
The principal being that the UK voters trust their elected member to be able to select a few options for leadership of their party.
Then, the supporting members of that party make the final decision of which one will be their party leader.
How Does the Labor Party select its Leader?
Elected members of the Labour Party will choose a number of possible candidates for the leadership of their party.
This is followed by members of the Labour Party, their registered supporters and Affiliated supporters, who then vote for their choice of these candidates, to be the Leader of the Labour Party.
These voters will include members of Labour-affiliated trades unions who have registered with their Union as affiliated Labour supporters.
How Does the Conservative Party select its Leader?
Members of the Conservative Party vote for one of the two candidates that have been selected by the elected Conservative Party members of Parliament, to be their leader.
2022 Conservative Party leadership election.
In the recent Party Leadership change, in September 2022, 81,326 members of the Conservative party voted for Liz Truss, that was 57.4% of the votes cast.
Rishi Sunak received 60,399 votes or 42.6% of the votes cast.
2019 Conservative Party leadership election.
In the previous leadership election, in 2019, 92,153 (66.4%) voted for Boris Johnson, and 46,656 (33.6%) voted for Jeremy Hunt.
2020 Labour Party leadership election.
In the last Labour Party Leadership change, in April 2020, Keir Starmer won with 275,780 votes, (56.2%) with Rebecca Long Bailey getting 135,218 (27.6%) and Lisa Nandy getting 79,597 (16.2%).
2016 Labour Party leadership election.
In the previous Labour Party Leadership change, in September 2016, Jeremy Corbyn won with 313,209 votes (61.8%) with Owen Smith getting 193,229 votes (38.2%).
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