A major airline has offered Liz Truss a boarding pass to 'anywhere' after she announced her resignation after a chaotic 44 days in office.

She is set to become the shortest serving Prime Minister in history after she battled an open revolt from Conservatives demanding her departure.

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Speaking from a lectern in Downing Street, Ms Truss said she had told the King she was resigning as the leader of the Conservative Party as she recognised she “cannot deliver the mandate” which Tory members gave her a little over six weeks ago.

She held talks with the chairman of the 1922 Committee of backbench Conservatives, Sir Graham Brady, and agreed to a fresh leadership election “to be completed within the next week”.

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Responding to the Prime Minister's departure, airline Ryanair tweeted a cheeky boarding pass for Liz Truss.

The pass, giving her seat 10D, was for a flight from London Gatwick to anywhere and was tweeted with a waving goodbye hand emoji.

In response, Liverpool John Lennon Airport replied: "Make sure it's non-refundable. We know what she's like".

Her decision to resign will trigger a scramble among Tory leadership hopefuls who will face a daunting task to revive the party’s fortunes.

Chancellor Jeremy Hunt was quick to rule himself out as he focuses on calming the financial markets.

Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer demanded a general election “now” so that the nation can have “a chance at a fresh start”.

Without a general election, the Conservatives will be on their third prime minister on the mandate won by Boris Johnson in December 2019.

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