PM Truss says Britain needs strong government, not new election

Liz Truss announced as next UK PM following Conservative membership ballot, in London

LONDON (Reuters) - British Prime Minister Liz Truss said on Wednesday the British people wanted a government to tackle problems rather than have another national election.

After being appointed as Britain's new leader by the government Conservative Party, an opposition Labour Party said she should go to the public so voters could determine the country's leader.

"What the British people want, is they want a government that is going to sort it out and that is what I am determined to do as prime minister: sort out the energy crisis, get our economy going, make sure people can get doctor's appointments, that's what I'm focused on," she said.

(Reporting by William James, writing by Elizabeth Piper)