On the news of Prime Minister Liz Truss’ resignation after just 45 days in office, the people of Bolton gave their thoughts.

Ms Truss' resignation comes after weeks of chaos following a disastrous mini-budget which plunged the economy into turmoil.

Following the sacking of Chancellor Kwasi Kwarteng last week, the chaos came to a head yesterday as Home Secretary Suella Braverman resigned due to a ‘security issue’ and the chief whip and deputy chief whip reportedly resigned amidst a vote on fracking motioned by Labour.

Jon Ashcroft, aged 49, from  Over Hulton, gave his thoughts on Truss’ premiership, saying: “It’s time she did go, she was pretty useless at it really.

The Bolton News: Kevan Johnson said the resignation was 'definitely long overdue'Kevan Johnson said the resignation was 'definitely long overdue' (Image: The Bolton News)

“When the budget came out with Kwasi Kwarteng, it was as though she hadn’t any experience of being in government.

“Sort of pandering to the right and it was just a disaster from then on.

“Then she sacked Kwasi Kwarteng even though he was just doing what she told him to.

“They seem to have lurched to the right and Rishi (Sunak) is in the centre.”

Kevan Johnson, aged 69, who now lives in Manchester but is originally from Bolton, said:“It’s about time, it’s definitely long overdue. Even those who have voted Tory have to say that, well I did for the last election.

“I think she’s lost everybody’s respect hasn’t she.

The Bolton News: Ruth Poppleton said she would have 'liked to have seen a bit more fire from her'Ruth Poppleton said she would have 'liked to have seen a bit more fire from her' (Image: The Bolton News)

“The problem is knowing who will replace her. There’s nobody that stands out is there?”

Ruth Poppleton, aged 32, from Wigan, said: “What, did she think it was going to be easy? It’s a bit disappointing, you’re kind of losing trust in the government as a whole.

“She’s gone in and given up so quickly, I would have liked to have seen a bit more fire from her.

“I would just like to have some stability.

The Bolton News: Maria Hodgson said 'who do you trust?'Maria Hodgson said 'who do you trust?' (Image: The Bolton News)

“I’m personally buying a house at the moment, it’s not good them shaking up the market like they did.”

Maria Hodgson, aged 70, from Tonge Moor, said: “I mean, who do you trust? You don’t think do they bring Boris back, I think that’s one of the main things they’re considering.

“I just don’t know what to think.”