“I am putting myself forward because I can lead, deliver and make the tough decisions. I have a clear vision of where we need to be, and the experience and resolve to get us there,” Truss wrote.
At the forefront of her bid is a pledge to cut taxes. “Under my leadership, I would start cutting taxes from day one to take immediate action to help people deal with the cost of living,” she wrote.
Truss has held multiple Cabinet positions, including Foreign Secretary. She was also the chief negotiator with the European Union on the UK’s Brexit deal.
In her op-ed, Truss highlights her foreign policy expertise in addition to her domestic experience.
Truss is part of an increasingly crowded field vying to replace Johnson. Other candidates include Chancellor of the Exchequer Nadhim Zahawi, Transport Secretary Grant Shapps, former Chancellor Rishi Sunak, senior Conservative backbencher Tom Tugendhat, Attorney General Suella Braverman, former Equalities Minister Kemi Badenoch, former Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt, former Health Secretary Sajid Javid, and Trade Minister Penny Mordaunt.