‘And she calls me an attention seeker!’ Nicola Sturgeon says Liz Truss asked how to get in Vogue magazine

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First Minister Nicola Sturgeon during Iain Dale’s All Talk with Nicola Sturgeon, at the Edinburgh International Conference Centre (PA)
First Minister Nicola Sturgeon during Iain Dale’s All Talk with Nicola Sturgeon, at the Edinburgh International Conference Centre (PA)

Liz Truss’s name might be trending right now, but last year the Tory leadership hopeful literally wanted to be in Vogue, according to Nicola Sturgeon.

The Scottish National Party leader said the foreign secretary “badgered” her about how to appear in the fashion magazine at last year’s Cop26 summit.

Ms Sturgeon was herself in Vogue in the run up to the climate event in Glasgow, telling LBC on Wednesday that the editorial team had approached her about an article.

"That was the main thing she wanted to talk to me about, she wanted to know how she could get into Vogue - and she calls me an attention-seeker,” she told LBC’s Iain Dale at the Edinburgh Fringe festival.

Liz Truss would slash green levies on energy bills if she is the next occupant of Number 10 (PA) (PA Wire)
Liz Truss would slash green levies on energy bills if she is the next occupant of Number 10 (PA) (PA Wire)

And Ms Truss might have turned a deeper shade of green, with envy, when Ms Sturgeon told her that it was not even her first time appearing in Vogue.

"It looked a little bit as if she'd swallowed a wasp,” Ms Sturgeon said, adding that she is sure the possible future PM will likely soon grace the hallowed pages.

Despite the event being hailed as a once in a generation chance to stop the climate crisis accelerating, Ms Sturgeon said being in Vogue was their main topic of conversation.

“I'm sure we'll have many more conversations about many more substantive things,” Ms Sturgeon said.

Ms Truss on Wednesday set out her stall to be the leader by taking questions from GB News viewers at an event in Leigh, Greater Manchester. She has not responded to Ms Sturgeon’s claims.

Earlier in the campaign Ms Truss reportedly called the Scottish leader an “attention seeker”.