LIZ Truss will be in Leigh to speak to voters next week as she aims to become the next Prime Minister.

As part of a special broadcast for GB News, Alastair Stewart will host an hour-long programme with Ms Truss live from Leigh.

The Foreign Secretary will be taking questions from voters on Wednesday, August 10, with local residents given the opportunity to be a part of the audience and quiz the potential Prime Minister.

With Leigh turning Conservative for the first time in its history in 2019, Ms Truss will try and convince local voters that she is the best fit for Prime Minister and can keep hold of the seat in the next general election.

As the town is a historically staunch Labour seat in the Northern 'Red Wall', it may prove to be a pivotal moment in her battle with Rishi Sunak to become the next Tory leader and Prime Minister.

Leigh MP James Grundy has already given Ms Truss his backing, due to her promises to deliver an independent council for Leigh (i.e. 'Lexit') and to expand the Levelling Up agenda across the country.

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Leigh Journal: Leigh MP James Grundy has already given Liz Truss his backingLeigh MP James Grundy has already given Liz Truss his backing

Speaking about the event, called 'The People’s Forum with Liz Truss', the Foreign Secretary said:

"I am looking forward to talking to GB News viewers and our members in the heart of our Red Wall and taking their questions.

"As Prime Minister, I will work tirelessly to deliver for those who voted for us across the Red Wall, including those who put their trust in us for the first time in 2019.

"I have a bold and ambitious economic plan and the experience in Government to deliver it.

"I am on the side of people who work hard and do the right thing and as Prime Minister.

"I will make sure we are an ‘aspiration nation’ with a fast- growing economy and ensure every part of the country thrives.”

The event, hosted by journalist Alastair Stewart, will be broadcast live on television, online, and on GB News Radio; which attracts more than 270,000 weekly listeners.

Leigh Journal: Local residents are asked to apply to submit questions to Ms Truss (Pic: PA)Local residents are asked to apply to submit questions to Ms Truss (Pic: PA)

Commenting on the event, Alastair Stewart said: "I am delighted we are conducting this People’s Forum in Leigh.

"This is something of a homecoming for me because I also fronted the first ever leaders' debate at Granada TV's Manchester studios in 2010”.

"Questions will come from viewers and listeners across the country. But the people of Leigh, and the North West generally, are at the heart of the Red Wall and take a refreshing, no-nonsense approach to politics. They can be depended on to call it as they see it, without fear or favour, so there’s no better place to be hosting this event.

"It will be the perfect setting for Ms Truss to be quizzed on her vision for Britain."

Leigh Journal: Rishi Sunak is competing with Liz Truss to become the next Prime Minister (Pic: PA)Rishi Sunak is competing with Liz Truss to become the next Prime Minister (Pic: PA)

The venue in Leigh will be announced by GB News next week, with Rishi Sunak also invited to take part in a similar event which would air on a separate night.

To apply for tickets to be a part of the audience next week and submit a question to Liz Truss, follow this link.