Liz Truss resigned today as Prime Minister.

She was in office for 45 days, making her the shortest-serving PM in British history.

20/10/2022. London, United Kingdom. Prime Minister Liz Truss gives her resignation speech outside No10 Downing Street. Picture by Simon Dawson / No 10 Downing Street

In her time as prime minister, she saw two monarchs, two chancellors and two home secretaries.

There is already speculations on the bid to replace Truss, with names like Rishi Sunak, who ran against her 2 months ago, being put forward by insiders.

In an interview with the Lincolnite, Karl McCartney, Conservative MP for Lincoln, said “as many are aware, I never wanted Boris Johnson to resign, he may, or may not, put himself forward next week. Whoever decides to put themselves forward, I do wish the very best, as I did the 11 leadership candidates earlier this year.”

A sentiment echoed by this tweet from Mr McCartney’s account:

“One of the main reasons for the largest majority I have achieved after various General Elections I have stood in, in Lincoln, is because @BorisJohnson was our Prime Minister & Leader of @Conservatives & promised to deliver Brexit.” He said.

He added “many of my constituents want him back. I do too.”

Questions are being raised as to if Boris Johnson will run to succeed Liz Truss.

We reached out to Karl McCartney for comment earlier this afternoon and will update this article with any responses.

By The Linc Editorial Team

I'm Ellis, Deputy Editor of The Linc for 2022-2023. I specialise in politics. You can find me @EllisAsherUK on Twitter or at my website