Labour’s Liz Kendall squirms during tense Naga Munchetty probe ‘You’re not popular!’
Naga Munchetty says Labour ‘not a popular party at the moment’
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The Labour MP was invited onto BBC Breakfast on Thursday morning to discuss Labour stance on the row over Boris Johnson’s flat refurbishment. However, Ms Kendall was forced to address her own party’s failings in the polls, with host Naga Munchetty pointing to the lead the Tory leader enjoys over Keir Starmer. Ms Kendall discussed the lack of cut through with voters ahead of local elections next week as the BBC presenter stated Labour is “not a popular party.”
Ms Munchetty asked: “Ahead of the local elections, how successful do you think the Labour Party is going to be?
“I am just looking at the polling at the moment, and for March 2021 Labour 36 percent versus Conservatives 43 percent.
“And that has dropped since October which was the highest point for Keir Starmer Labour at 39 and level par with the Conservatives.
“Not a popular party at the moment.”
The BBC Breakfast presenter continued: “You’ve got elections coming up after losing a considerable number of seats at the last General Election.”
“I am under no illusions about how tough these elections are going to be,” snapped back Ms Kendall.
“We are going to be fighting for every single vote every single day between now and the elections.”
But the Labour MP added: “This is really a choice I think here between a party that will protect people’s jobs, boost the economy, back our NHS and a decent pay rise for NHS staff.”
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