Liz Truss would be the shortest serving prime minister in British historical past.
She introduced her resignation having clocked up simply 44 full days within the position – a good distance behind the subsequent shortest premiership, that of Tory statesman George Canning, who spent 118 full days as PM in 1827 earlier than dying in workplace from ailing well being.
Truss was to have overtaken this variety of days on January 3 2023.
However as an alternative she is going to fall brief by greater than two months, along with her successor as a consequence of be elected inside the subsequent week.
There have been a number of prime ministers who for varied causes didn’t final a 12 months within the job.
They embrace two Conservative PMs up to now 100 years: Andrew Bonar Regulation, who clocked up 211 days from 1922 to 1923 earlier than resigning as a consequence of poor well being, and Alec Douglas-Dwelling, who managed 364 days in 1963-64 till shedding a basic election.
Throughout the 18th and early nineteenth century it was commonplace for prime ministers to serve for just one or two years, or to do the job for a brief spell on a number of separate events.
Historic figures who fell wanting a full 12 months as prime minister embrace the 4th Duke of Devonshire, who was PM for 225 days in 1756-57, and the 2nd Earl of Shelburne, who managed 265 days in 1782-83.