After a two-month campaign, Ms. Truss was elected as the new leader by 172,000 dues-paying members of the Conservative Party.
She was appointed without a general election because the Conservatives still have a majority in the House of Commons.
This decision makes her the fourth Prime Minister in more than six years, and the 10th after Boris Johnson, Theresa May and David Cameron.
Following the announcement, residents of Manchester spoke to Express.co.uk About the new leader of the country.
Katie Wilde, a trainee lawyer from Withington, said she would not be happy with the nominee choice “in any other case”, but admitted it was “probably because she was not on the right”.
However, she claimed that Liz Truss’ premiership would “not last long”.
“Honestly, I don’t think it will be permanent. I think the Tories may be about to end their era,” she added.
It’s because of how “a lot of big events are handled,” she said, citing the pandemic, energy crisis and cost-of-living emergencies as examples.
When asked why she thought Liz Truss was chosen by her peers, she replied that she thought she was chosen “maybe as a scapegoat”.
She added: “The government is facing a lot of problems right now and if it all goes wrong, as it appears to be, they may be using Liz Truss as a scapegoat.
“Similar to Theresa May, who was the scapegoat for all of his decisions, she was removed from office and the Conservative Party is still intact.”
Michelle, a nurse from Didsbury, said she was ‘not happy’ with the results but thought ‘Rishi won’t get much better’.
“I think they’re just as bad as each other, so it doesn’t really matter,” she added.
Responding to what the Prime Minister’s first job in office should be, she said “the cost of living”, calling it “ridiculous”.
She added: “Businesses should be taxed because these are essential things – people have to heat their homes and feed themselves so they don’t die.
“It’s scary to think of how many people will die of these problems this winter, especially the elderly and vulnerable.”