Holly Valance bursts out as surprise Tory poster girl: Ex-Neighbours star swipes at ‘crap lefties’ and climate alarmists in shock appearance at launch of new ‘PopCon’ group – and she wants Jacob Rees-Mogg as PM
Former Neighbors star Holly Valance today revealed herself as a staunch supporter of the Tory Right in a surprise appearance at the launch of a new Conservative faction.
The 40-year-old, who had a pop career following her time on the Australian soap, attended an event in central London to hear from senior Tory MPs.
Valance attended the launch of the ‘Popular Conservatism’ group with her property mogul husband Nick Candy.
The couple listened to speeches from former Prime Minister Liz Truss, former business secretary Sir Jacob Rees-Mogg, and leading ‘Red Wall’ MP Lee Anderson.
Speaking after the event, Valance revealed how she was drawn to the Tory Right after shunning ‘nonsense ideas’ from ‘lefties’ earlier in life.
The mother-of-two took a swipe at climate alarmists and revealed her concerns about ‘how things are going in the country’.
She also expressed her wish for Sir Jacob to become Prime Minister and Mr. Anderson – popularly known as ’30p Lee’ due to his past comments about food bank users – hailed as ‘awesome’.
Former Neighbors star Holly Valance today revealed herself as a staunch supporter of the Tory Right in a surprise appearance at the launch of a new Conservative faction
Valance attended the launch of the ‘Popular Conservatism’ group with her property mogul husband Nick Candy
The Popular Conservatism group – dubbed the ‘PopCons’ – was formed by allies of ex-PM Liz Truss and aims to reform Britain to ‘allow conservative values to flourish’
Valance expressed her wish for former business secretary Sir Jacob Rees-Mogg, one of the speakers at today’s event, to become prime minister.
The former actress, who had a pop career after her role in Neighbours, also hailed Ashfield MP Lee Anderson as ‘awesome’.
Valance starred as Felicity ‘Flick’ Scully on Neighbours
The Popular Conservatism group – dubbed the ‘PopCons’ – was formed by allies of Ms Truss and aims to reform Britain to ‘allow conservative values to flourish’.
In an interview with GB News, Valance described how she was motivated to attend this morning’s launch event to ‘listen to good ideas’.
“I am a citizen like everyone here who is concerned about how things are going in the country,” said the former actress.
‘Many things worry and trouble me with two small children to raise – which they may inherit. So I want to come and listen to ideas, good ideas.’
She added: ‘Everyone starts out as a lefty and then at some point wakes up after you either start making money, work, try to run a business, try to buy a house, and then realize what crap ideas they all are – and then you go to the right.
‘The speakers today were fantastic. I thought Liz was actually very, very interesting to listen to. Jacob for PM!
“The MP for Ashfield (Mr Anderson) was fantastic, love a northerner, straight to the point and very sensible.”
Speaking at the ‘PopCon’ launch, Mr Anderson argued that Britons don’t care about the government’s Net Zero emissions strategy.
And Valance appeared to agree with the Tory MP’s view when she told the TV news channel: ‘I just think the climate crisis – or lack of it – is not a crisis.
‘The air is better than when I was growing up. It stunk walking down the street when I was growing up.
“Cleaner, cheaper energy is what we need – we are perfectly capable of getting it and having it.
‘But we’re just putting all these restrictions on normal people who are just trying to go about their business and get to work, pick their kids up from school, go to the supermarket.
“It’s just crazy, it’s like banging your head against a wall every day.”