Liz Truss in Manchester 2022: Conservative candidate to feature in People’s Forum - how can I get tickets?

The Forum could be a key step in the race to number 10

Conservaive Party leadership candidate Liz Truss is to take part in an hour-long programme which will be broadcast live from Greater Manchester.

Truss, who has reached the final two of the leadership race and is going head to head with former Chancellor Rishi Sunak,

When is the Forum due to take place?

Either Liz Truss or Rishi Sunak will be the next Prime Minister (Picture: Jacob King/PA)

The People’s Forum with Liz Truss is due to take place at 5pm on Wednesday, 10 August live from Leigh, Greater Manchester?

The venue for the Forum will be announced next week in the lead up to the event.

Who is leading the programme?

The People’s Forum will be shown live on GB News and will be broadcast on TV, online and on GB News radio.

Presenter Alistair Stewart will host the special hour-long live programme with Truss, who is currently the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs.

Can I apply for tickets?

Ahead of the Forum, those in Greater Manchester are being given the opportunity to get a front row seat by applying to be a part of the audience to witness what could be a pivotal moment in the race between Ms Truss and Rishi Sunak to Number 10.

Applications for tickets can be made through the GB News website

What has host Alistair Stewart said about the Forum?

Commenting on the event,GB News presenter 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.”

He added: “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."

Has Liz Truss spoken about the event?

Explaining why she had accepted an invite from GB News to appear in the People’s Forum, Ms Truss 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.”

What can we expect from the Forum?

A spokesperson for GB News said: “In line with GB News’’ mission to embrace all views, audience members will represent a cross-section of political opinion and will ask questions that cover a breadth of topics, including Brexit, migration, tax, law and order, and much more.”