London : Suella Braverman, an Indian-origin barrister, was appointed as the UK's new Home Secretary, replacing fellow colleague Priti Patel who is also of Indian descent.
The new Prime Minister of the United Kingdom Liz Truss had appointed Suella Braverman as her Home Secretary. "Great to be at @ukhomeoffice this evening to meet the team as we begin our work: making our streets safer, supporting our security services and controlling immigration," she said in a tweet.
"Thank you to everyone at @attorneygeneral for enjoyable 2-and-a-bit years. You are an excellent and dedicated team and achieved a huge amount of which you can be proud," she said in another tweet.
Suella Braverman was previously Attorney General between 2020-2022.
Prior to that, she was Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at the Department for exiting the European Union from January to November 2018. Suella was elected as the Conservative MP for Fareham in May 2015.
Queen Elizabeth II on Tuesday appointed the Conservative Party leader Liz Truss as the new Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.
"The Queen received Liz Truss at Balmoral Castle today. Her Majesty asked her to form a new Administration. Truss accepted Her Majesty's offer and was appointed Prime Minister and First Lord of the Treasury," The Royal Family tweeted.
Truss was elected the head of the UK's Conservative Party on Monday after defeating former chancellor of the exchequer Rishi Sunak.
Truss became the first prime minister to be appointed by the Queen in Scotland, and not at Buckingham Palace, as tradition requires.
After meeting the Queen, the new prime minister will return to London and speak outside the Downing Street office.
Forty-seven-year-old Liz Truss became the third female prime minister of the UK.
Truss defeated Rishi Sunak through a postal ballot of all Conservative members. She secured 81,326 votes while Sunak got 60,399 votes.
"I am honoured to be elected Leader of the Conservative Party. Thank you for putting your trust in me to lead and deliver for our great country. I will take bold action to get all of us through these tough times, grow our economy, and unleash the United Kingdom's potential," Truss wrote on Twitter.