Warhurst pushed the MP even further as she asked: “Isn’t this a time for your captain to be visible?”
“I think he has been visible,” Ashworth hit back. “He’s been out campaigning and he’s been out listening to people on the ground about their concerns and about their issues.
“And I think that’s crucial. You need politicians who listen to what the British public want.”
Warhurst proceeded to interrupt Ashworth as she pointed out: “One of the main criticisms of him is that he hasn’t been critical about the Government’s mistakes.”
Ashworth added: “I think that he’s been very forthright in the House of Commons. He did a speech over the weekend where he was very critical of the Government’s mistakes.
“It’s not just about criticising, it’s about putting together a programme for the future. How we are going to improve children’s future and how we are going to fix social care.”
BBC Breakfast airs weekdays at 6am on BBC One.
Published at Sun, 27 Jun 2021 10:25:00 +0000