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South West Norfolk MP Liz Truss to stand in general election

Cabinet minister Liz Truss will be standing as a candidate for her South West Norfolk seat in an imminent general election.

The International Trade Secretary posted on social media yesterday evening to say she was "delighted" to have been readopted as the Conservative candidate for the seat.

She also stated she was eager to "get on with the election".

Liz Truss MP for South West Norfolk
Liz Truss MP for South West Norfolk

Ms Truss' post said: "Delighted to have been readopted as the Conservative candidate for South West Norfolk.

"Now let's get on with the election!"

Ms Truss was given a key government post in Boris Johnson's new cabinet in July.

And she was publicly backed by the South West Norfolk Conservatives (SWNCA) after announcing she would stand in an election.

A social media post by SWNCA said: "Tonight out Executive Council readopted Liz Truss as the Conservative parliamentary candidate for the forthcoming general election."

Ms Truss will stand against Ruth Jolley, who has been named as the Brexit Party’s prospective Parliamentary candidate for the South West Norfolk constituency.

The Brexit Party candidate previously said: “I’m going into politics because I want to ensure that democracy is upheld and the Referendum result to leave the EU is delivered properly."

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