Young Labour 'politician' is millionaire's son
The plucky young pretender who told the Labour party conference the welfare state saved his family from disaster is the son of an investor who had a multi-million pound property portfolio, it was claimed.
Aspiring Labour politician Rory Weal, 16, told delegates how his home had been repossessed and his family were left with "nothing".
Today, however, it emerged the teenager was not as hard done by as some people may have imagined.
The mini-Miliband reportedly failed to mention on Monday how he used to go to £13,788-a-year Colfe's School in Blackheath, South East London.
And he made no mention of how he only left when his millionaire dad's business went bust.
Even then he benefited from going to a selective grammar school — Oakwood Park Grammar School in Maidstone, Kent — whose very existence runs contrary to Labour party policy under leader Ed Miliband.
Rory says he is "against grammar schools". He claims to oppose selective education, seen as 'elitist' by the party.
He now lives in a £300,000 four-bedroom semi in Allington, Maidstone.
After ranting over cuts to the welfare state, Rory moaned to party elders in Liverpool: "I ask David Cameron, what does he think I should do when I can't afford to get to school in the morning?
"What does he think I should do when I can't buy the materials I need for school?"
All this after his dad Jonathan Weal owned homes worth an estimated £2.25million and had a luxury penthouse apartment near the posh London school.
The apartment was once valued at an incredible £1.3million but was repossessed and sold for £359,000, it is claimed.
The banks also sold his £950,000 Grade II listed house in Chislehurst, Kent, for a reported £500,000.
Young Rory's rousing speech drew comparisons with William Hague who at the same age addressed the Tory party conference in 1977, famously telling delegates to howls of laughter: "Half of you won't be here in 30 or 40 years' time."
Rory's parents split up after the family home was repossessed in 2008. He now lives with mum Elaine and his eight-year-old sister.