Carol Vorderman reacts to Liz Truss Prime Minister win with jibe

Liz Truss becomes the next Prime Minister

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Liz Truss, 47, was announced today as the new Prime Minister to be taking over from Boris Johnson, 58, who was forced out of office by a rebellion among his MPs in the wake of the Partygate allegations. Carol Vorderman, 61, has taken to Twitter to share her opinion on the results, just minutes after the announcement, with a jibe relating to former Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher and Liz’s victory speech.

Have I time travelled back to 1979???

Carol Vorderman

Sir Graham Brady announced the result of the election this afternoon following a bitter contest with Rishi Sunak receiving 60,399 votes, while Liz received a landslide victory of 81,326 votes.

The newly apppointed prime minister delivered a lengthy acceptance speech, with former Countdown star Carol taking to Twitter to seemingly compare Liz to Margeret Thatcher’s premiership in 1979.

Carol wrote in view of her 488,800 followers: “Looking at the audience at the Tory party announcement…..have I time travelled back to 1979??? #PrimeMinister.”

Many social media users took to the post’s comments to respond to Carol’s Thatcher jibe.

MrH1987 said: “I said that, probably going to try and be another Thatcher.”

Sean_Boon added: “It’s going to feel just like it too. And that wasn’t, particularly a fun time.”

Trawlerman64 commented: “She is no Marget Thatcher.”

Marget was a member of the Conservative Party from 1975 to 1990 and became prime minister from 1979 until 1990.

Liz delivered a lengthy speech after news broke of her victory, as she told the country: “It’s an honour to be elected as leader of the Conservative and Unionist Party.

“I’d like to thank the 1922 Committee, the policy chairman, and the Conservative Party for organising one of the longest job interviews in history.

“I’d also like to thank my family, my friends, my political colleagues, and all of those who helped on this campaign.

“And I also want to thank our outgoing leader, my friend, Boris Johnson. Boris, you got Brexit done.”

She went on: “You crushed Jeremy Corbyn. You rolled out the vaccine and you stood up to Vladimir Putin. You are admired from Kyiv to Carlisle.

“Friends and colleagues, thank you for putting your faith in me to lead our great Conservative Party, the greatest political party on earth.”

Liz then used the speech to talk directly to the British public as she shared how she plans to use her position of power.

She continued: “And as your party leader, I intend to deliver what we promised those voters right across our great country.

“During this leadership campaign, I campaigned as a Conservative and I will govern as a Conservative.

“My friends, we need to show that we will deliver over the next two years. 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 it to the National Health Service.

“But we all will deliver for our country, and I will make sure that we use all the fantastic talents of the Conservative Party, our brilliant Members of Parliament, our peers, our fantastic councillors, our MSPs, all of our councillors and activists and members right across our country.

“Because, my friends, I know that we will deliver, we will deliver, we will deliver. And we will deliver a great victory for the Conservative Party in 2024.”

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