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Piers Morgan puts himself forward after Liz Truss resigns as UK Prime Minister

PIERS Morgan has put himself forward following the shock resignation of now-outgoing UK Prime Minister Liz Truss. 

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She lasted just 45 days in office, making her officially the shortest serving PM the country has ever seen after she replaced Boris Johnson.  

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According to the BBC, the second shortest serving PM was George Canning, who served for 119 days before he died in office in 1827. 

UK Prime Minister Liz Truss has resigned. Picture: Number 10

UK Prime Minister Liz Truss has resigned. Picture: Number 10

Speaking from outside Downing Street this afternoon, Truss said she had told King Charles she is resigning as leader of the Conservative Party. 

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Talk show host Piers has already thrown his hat in the ring, Tweeting a picture of himself outside Number 10 with the caption "It may be time". 

Following Liz's out of the blue resignation, the former Britain's Got Talent judge said: "It’s over.  

"Liz Truss is resigning and will become shortest-serving Prime Minister in British history. What an absolute shambles." 

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In her outgoing statement, Liz said: "I came into office at a time of great economic and international instability.  

"Families and businesses were worried about how to pay their bills. Putin's illegal war in Ukraine threatens the security of our whole continent.  

Liz replaced Boris Johnson. Picture: Number 10

Liz replaced Boris Johnson. Picture: Number 10

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"And our country has been held back for too long by low economic growth. 

"I was elected by the Conservative party with a mandate to change this. We delivered on energy bills and on cutting national insurance.  

"And we set out a vision for a low tax high growth economy that would take advantage of the freedoms of Brexit. 

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"I recognise though, given the situation, I cannot deliver the mandate on which I was elected by the Conservative Party.  

"I have therefore spoken to His Majesty the King to notify him that I am resigning as leader of the Conservative Party. 

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"This morning I met the chairman of the 1922 Committee, Sir Graham Brady. We've agreed that there will be a leadership election to be completed within the next week. 

Liz will remain until she's replaced. Picture: DFID

Liz will remain until she's replaced. Picture: DFID

"This will ensure that we remain on a path to deliver our fiscal plans and maintain our country's economic stability and national security. 

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"I will remain as prime minister until a successor has been chosen. Thank you." 

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