Ex-Neighbours star Holly Valance today revealed herself as an avid supporter of conservative politics in a surprise appearance at the PopCon conference, where she denounced the climate crisis as “not a crisis”. The Mail has more.
The 40-year-old, who went on to have a pop career after her stint on the Australian soap opera, attended a central London event to hear from senior Tory MPs.
Valance attended the launch of the ‘Popular Conservatism’ group together with her property tycoon husband Nick Candy.
The couple listened to speeches from ex-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 attracted to the Tory Right after shunning “crap ideas” from “Lefties” earlier in her life.
The mother-of-two took a swipe at climate alarmists and revealed her concern about “the way things are going in the country”.
Valance told GB News:
I’m a citizen like everyone else here who’s concerned about the way things are going in the country. Many things worry and bother me with two little children to bring up – what they might inherit. So I want to come and listen to ideas, good ideas.
Everyone starts off as a Leftie and then wakes up at some point after you start either making money, working, trying to run a business, trying to buy a home, and then realise what crap ideas they all are – and then you go to the Right.
The speakers today were fantastic. I thought Liz was actually really, really interesting to listen to. Jacob for PM!
The MP for Ashfield (Lee Anderson) was awesome, love a northerner, straight to the point and very sensible. …
I just think the climate crisis – or lack of – is not a crisis.
The air is better than when I was growing up. It used to stink walking down the street when I was growing up.
Cleaner, cheaper energy is what we need – we’re perfectly able to get it and have 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 up their children from school, go to the supermarket.
It’s just insanity, it’s like smashing your head up against a wall every day.
Worth reading in full.
Valance, who was once photographed in a communist vest top, has clearly come a long way. I’m sure marrying a billionaire Tory donor may have helped.
The Huffington Post described her “theory” of why people turn to the Right as “truly bizarre”. A powerful rebuttal, no doubt.