LEE Anderson will become the latest Conservative MP to host a show on GB News, the channel has announced.
The Conservative Party deputy chairman and MP for Ashfield, in Nottinghamshire, will join fellow Tories Jacob Rees-Mogg, Esther McVey and Philip Davies as a GB News host and contributor. He is a much loved MP with working class red wall voters despite leftie mainstream media attempts to smear him as uncaring and dishonest. He’s very popular in his constituency and is a favourite in his local boozer.
He said: “GB News is the true voice of the great British silent majority. I’m joining the people’s channel to ensure their voice is heard.”
A GB News source told Politicalite: “Lee has been a breath of fresh air in Westminster since he was elected, doing something that many politicians are scared to do: talking honestly about what they believe.”
The MP has proved controversial since his election in 2019, calling for the return of the death penalty and claiming people on Universal Credit were not in poverty.
Even before his election, he was criticised for asking a friend to pose as a swing voter while being filmed by veteran political reporter Michael Crick.
GB News editorial director Michael Booker said: “Our viewers and listeners appreciate his common-sense language, something that has been missing from politics for a long time. As the next election will be fought in the Red Wall, Lee’s insights into northern voters will be key.”
It has not yet been announced when Mr Anderson’s show will air.
Mr Anderson previously appeared for a weekly segment on Dan Wootton’s show, titled The Real World with Lee Anderson.
Other politicians appearing on the channel include former Brexit Party leader Nigel Farage, former Northern Irish First Minister Baroness Foster and ex-Labour MP Gloria de Piero.
Mr Anderson previously worked for Ms de Piero before he defected to the Conservatives in 2018, winning election to her former seat a year later.