A political lightweight thinks the electorate is stupid and tries to make us believe that every politician is basically acting in good faith. The experienced and competent stateswoman knows that people deserve better than to be patronised and condescended to by a jumped up potato. That’s why Sue Hayman (Labour) answers the question with candor and understanding. Mark Jenkinson (conservative) really has a very long way to go before he’ll be able to square up to a candidate of Sue Hayman’s calibre.
Sue Hayman and Mark Jenkinson discussing foodbanks at the hustings in Workington. Once again, Mark might just as well have ‘phoned it in!
This is the first part of an interview I conducted with Sue Hayman. Until the dissolution of parliament last week, Sue was MP for Workington. This Workington woman she sat on Labour’s front bench as shadow Environment secretary.