From the Westminster jungle to the zoo

Elizabeth Truss on a visit to Africa Alive with Waveney Conservative candidate Peter Aldous.

Elizabeth Truss on a visit to Africa Alive with Waveney Conservative candidate Peter Aldous. - Credit: Nick Butcher

Conservative Elizabeth Truss has been spending her days surrounded by snakes, cockroaches and hyenas. And parliament is not even in session.

The secretary of state for environment, food and rural affairs has made not one, but two. trips to local zoos in the past couple of weeks.

Her visits to Banham Zoo and Africa Alive! were ostensibly to highlight the value of tourism to the region, but my suspicion is that she was pining for the Westminster jungle.

The animals are understood to have raised concerns with the prospective MP about the lack of a dining car on the zoo trains and also questioned whether stricter controls on immigration would affect their chances of securing mates.


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