UK PM Liz Truss is in charge, says her new finance minister

© Reuters. FILE PHOTO: British Prime Minister Liz Truss makes a press statement after a meeting of the European Political Community at Prague Castle in Prague, Czech Republic, Thursday, Oct 6, 2022. Alastair Grant/Pool via REUTERS

LONDON (Reuters) – British Prime Minister Liz Truss is in charge of the government, her newly appointed finance minister Jeremy Hunt said, rejecting the idea that the party should replace her after a tumultuous start to her term in office.

“The prime minister is in charge,” Hunt told the BBC in an interview broadcast on Sunday, when asked who was running the government.

Asked about calls to replace Truss, he said his constituents wanted stability: “The worst thing for that would be more political instability at the top – another protracted leadership campaign.”