What time is PMQs today? Liz Truss faces Keir Starmer LIVE
She’s only two days into the top job and Liz Truss is set for a major moment today – her first PMQs.
Yesterday she announced her cabinet, where she ditched all Rishi Sunak supporters including Grant Shapps, Priti Patel and Dominic Raab. Her cabinet is made up of her allies and those right of the Tory party.
Kwasi Kwarteng is the new chancellor, James Cleverly the new foreign secretary and Suella Braverman has replaced Priti Patel as home secretary.
Therese Coffey, a close friend of the new PM, is the new health secretary and deputy PM.
Her new cabinet will meet ahead of her first Prime Minister’s Questions later today at 12:00 BST.
No Rishi Sunak supporters remain in her full cabinet – Dominic Raab, Grant Shapps, George Eustice and Steve Barclay all returning to the backbenches.
For the first time, none of the top four “great offices of state” – prime minister, chancellor, home secretary and foreign secretary – is held by a white man.
Sir Keir and PM Truss will likely go head-to-head on the energy crisis.
What time is PMQs today?
PMQs will kick off at its usual time of midday and takes place in the House of Commons.
The sessions last around 30 minutes.
Today’s PMQs is the first since the summer recess – parliament broke for summer on 21 July and returned on Monday.
How can I watch PMQs live?
You’ll be able to follow our live stream right here or follow along with live TEXT blog updates.
What will top the PMQs agenda today?
Sir Keir will likely kick off with congratulations before scrutinising her new Cabinet and the new PM’s loyalty to Boris Johnson – she remained loyal despite his many scandals.
The cost of living crisis is set to be the biggest discussion as soaring inflation and energy prices hit homes hard and have forced millions into choosing between heating and eating this winter. Businesses like pubs are at risk due to unaffordable bills.
PM Truss has already committed to announcing a plan to tackle the crisis within a month of entering No 10 and is expected to make an initial announcement later this week.
“I will act if I’m elected as prime minister. I will act immediately on bills and on energy supply because I think those two things go hand in hand,” she said in a recent interview.
“We need to deal with the immediate problem, we need to help people. We need to help businesses. But we also need to sort out the supply issues.”