Stirling Conservatives have welcomed the election of Liz Truss as new Prime Minister, following a ballot of Conservative Party members to choose a replacement for outgoing PM Boris Johnson.
Liz Truss was raised and educated in Paisley, and in the party hustings in Perth made clear her commitment to Scotland’s place in the United Kingdom. At these hustings, she said:
“To me we’re not just neighbours, we’re family and I will never ever let our family be split up”
The Foreign Secretary won the ballot of Conservative members with 57% of the vote against the 43% for former Chancellor Rishi Sunak.
Neil Benny, leader of the Stirling Conservatives council group, said:
“Liz has great form in Stirling. It was her input that secured the Stirling City Region deal funding from the UK Government, and throughout the process she showed herself as a person who gets things done.
A daughter of Paisley, I know Liz holds Scotland close to her heart and with her understanding of Scottish politics she will aim to work with the Scottish Parliament so that our two Governments are working for us through the cost of living crisis.”