Labour MP ‘literally runs away’ from Dan Wootton’s GB News team in Westminster

Dr Rupa Huq, Labour MP for Ealing Central and Acton ran when asked whether Sir Keir Starmer was prioritising Partygate

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A Labour MP "literally ran away" from members of Dan Wootton’s GB News team in Westminster today.

MPs were asked whether Labour Party leader Sir Keir Starmer was speaking too much about Partygate and not concentrating enough on the cost-of-living crisis.

Instead of giving an answer Dr Rupa Huq, Labour MP for Ealing Central and Acton, opted to run away down the street.

Speaking after the incident, GB News' Dan laid into the MP, saying: “Labour MPs literally running away from addressing their own civil war.”

Dr Rupa Huq, Labour MP for Ealing Central and Acton running away from a GB News reporter
Dr Rupa Huq, Labour MP for Ealing Central and Acton running away from a GB News reporter
Dan Wootton accused the MP "literally running away from addressing their own civil war"
Dan Wootton accused the MP "literally running away from addressing their own civil war"

Other MPs opted to divert the question, insisting they were too busy to answer it.

Fabian Hamilton, Labour Shadow Minister for Peace and Disarmament said: “I don’t know what you’re talking about, I’m sorry.

“I have no idea what you’re talking about, I’m going to a meeting with a school party now and do to my constituency, I don’t know who you are, so goodbye.”

While Labour MP for Putney Fleur Anderson added: “Sorry I’m just rushing off for a meeting.”

But some MPs did stop to speak more in depth on the matter, including Cardiff South and Penarth representative, Stephen Doughty.

Mr Doughty said: I’m very much focused on the cost of living, it’s what my constituents are raising on the doorstep.

“I’ve had many Conservative voters switching to Labour both over their concerns over Partygate and the cost of living."

Charlotte Nichols, MP for Labour Warrington North, added: “Well clearly people’s immediate cost of living is a key concern that can't be dealt with a Prime Minister who doesn’t have authority of the house.”