PM Liz Truss turned her back on Leeds to become supporter of another club

New Prime Minister Liz Truss has proved she is indeed one for turning after abandoning her hometown club Leeds United for Norwich.

Boris Johnson's resignation sparked a leadership race between Truss and ex-chancellor Rishi Sunak, with the former winning the battle. It means there will be a third Conservative Prime Minister in a row who initially assumed office without being voted in.

But while the country gets to grips with a cost of living crisis and an energy price hike that could leave millions penniless, Truss has a massive job ahead of her.

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And her football allegiance might indicate she is ready to ditch whoever it might be in order to increase her popularity. Growing up, Truss attended Roundhay School, a secondary school in the Leeds area.

Since then, she has confessed to becoming a Norwich fan since becoming the MP for South West Norfolk – a position she has held since 2010. "Since I lived in Yorkshire, I've relocated to Norfolk.

"And I'm afraid to say this at Elland Road, but I've become a supporter of Norwich City FC," she said during a Conservative leadership debate in Yorkshire.

"They're a fine family club, what can I say? I do want us to channel the spirit of Don Revie, because we need to win."

In her winning speech, Truss said: "I will deliver a bold plan to cut taxes and grow our economy. I will deliver on the energy crisis, dealing with people’s energy bills, but also dealing with the long-term issues we have on energy supply.

"And I will deliver on the National Health Service. But we all will deliver for our country.

"And I will make sure that we use all the fantastic talents of the Conservative party, our brilliant members of parliament and peers, our fantastic councillors, our MSs, our MSPs, all of our councillors and activists and members right across our country."


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