The property tycoon, 51, admitted he was ‘naturally a Tory’ but praised Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer as ‘a decent man with good values’ and said it was ‘time for a change’.
It also comes just days after both Mr Candy and Valance, the former singer and Neighbours actress, attended the launch of the new ‘Popular Conservatism’ group.
After the Westminster event, Valance appeared to reveal herself as a fervent supporter of the ‘PopCons’ as she backed Sir Jacob to be PM and hailed Mr Anderson as ‘awesome’.
The 40-year-old, who shot to fame as ‘Flick Scully’ on Neighbours, also spoke of how she was attracted to the Tory Right after shunning ‘crap ideas’ from ‘lefties’ earlier in her life.
But, appearing on Bloomberg’s ‘In The City’ podcast, Mr Candy admitted he wouldn’t mind seeing the Conservatives out of power after 14 years in Government.
‘I’m naturally a Tory. I voted for Tony Blair when he came into power. I think it’s probably time for a change,’ the property developer said.
Mr Candy pointed to ‘infighting in the Tories’ and recent claims that Conservative plotters are hoping to replace Rishi Sunak as PM with Kemi Badenoch by mid-May.
He also hit out at the claimed influence of former No10 advisers Dougie Smith and Dominic Cummings in Tory circles.
‘British people should know what’s going on,’ he added.
‘And the likes of Dougie Smith and Dominic Cummings, who I’ve never met, they think they can just pick and choose who is going to be the next leader of the Conservative Party under their remit.
‘I think it’s wrong and, based on that, maybe it’s time for some change.
‘We still don’t know the Labour policies, but do I think Keir Starmer is a decent man with good values and good morals? 100 per cent.’
Mr Candy revealed that he prepared for the possibility of ex-Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn entering No10 by pulling all his cash out of Britain.
‘When Jeremy Corbyn looked like he was coming in power last time, I was ready to leave the UK – I wired all my money out the UK ready to leave, just in case he did come in,’ he added.
‘Thank goodness he didn’t, because it wouldn’t have been very successful.
‘I think people are less worried this time because Keir Starmer is not Jeremy Corbyn and Keir Starmer and his team seem to be engaging with business.’
But Mr Candy did sound a note of caution about Labour’s possible tax plans, as well as Sir Keir’s pledge to charge 20 per cent VAT on private schools fees.
‘I think the two big things people will worry about are, is there going to be a wealth tax? And, number two, is the VAT on private schooling,’ he said.
‘I went to a private school but my parents often couldn’t afford to pay for me to go to a private school, so my Grandma paid the school fees.
‘An extra 20 per cent on the VAT would have been a lot for my Grandma and probably not affordable.’
The property developer also despaired at a lack of ‘visionary leadership’ in Britain, as he compared it unfavourably to leaders in Dubai.
‘I would love to have leadership like that in this country, where politics aren’t in the way and they actually make really good decisions and smart decisions fast,’ he said.
‘The problem is here it takes forever.’
He added: ‘Democracies are great when you’ve got visionary leadership and you’ve got people all working together to get things done.
‘It seems like for the last few years we’ve been infighting.’