Diane Abbott: 'If you're going to present a plan, you should be able to manage the interview', says Tory Richard Fuller

Diane Abbott: 'If you're going to present a plan, you should be able to manage the interview', says Conservative candidate Richard Fuller

The shadow home secretary gave a disastrous interview on Tuesday about Labour's new policy for police officers

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

A Conservative party candidate has spoken frankly about Diane Abbott's disastrous interview over Labour’s flagship election policing plan.

The shadow home secretary gave an interview where she didn't appear to know the costs of implementing Labour's pledge to put 10,000 new police officers on the street.

She later told the BBC she had "mis-spoke" during the interview [sic]. 

Richard Fuller, who was the MP for Bedford prior to Parliament's dissolution on Tuesday, said it was concerning that a senior shadow cabinet figure could put forward a plan and not present it "competently".

He told Paul Ross this was vital for interviews because if it wasn't done, "the credibility of the plan and yourself is diminished."

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