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Calls for Liz Truss to turn down annual £115,000 ex-PM funding

Anger has begun among politicians and several unions after reports showing that Liz Truss will be eligible for the ex-prime minister grant of £115,000 per year, despite her six weeks service as prime minister.

Liz Truss resigned as the British prime minister after only 44 days in office, making her the shortest sitting prime minister in the country’s history.

Liz Truss, who was elected prime minister in England 1.5 months ago, resigned after the reactions to the economic policies she announced. Truss is expected to lead the transition as prime minister until the new leader of the ruling Conservative Party is elected. However, it has been suggested that former British Prime Minister Boris Johnson may join the race to replace Truss.

Rishi Sunak enters race to replace Liz Truss as UK PM. His candidacy comes as reports suggest former PM Boris Johnson could be joining the race. Former Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak has amassed enough support from Conservative legislators to stand for the party's leadership contest.

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