PMQs: Jeremy Corbyn basks in his universal credit victory over Theresa May - but unknown MP Laura Pidcock steals show

It was another good day for Jeremy Corbyn - and a bad one for Theresa May

It was another good day for Jeremy Corbyn - and a bad one for Theresa May

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Jeremy Corbyn enjoyed another hugely successful PMQs - but it was one of his rising stars who stole the show.

Corbyn hammered Theresa May on Universal Credit, pushing her to admit she scrapped the fee for the new advice helpline in response to Labour leader.

But the biggest cheer of the day went to backbench MP Laura Pidcock, who was only elected to Parliament four months ago.

Pidcock, the MP for North West Durham, asked May whether the ongoing problems with universal credit amount to "gross incompetence or "calculated cruelty."

It was another tough day at the office for May, who has endured a series of disaster over recent months.

The Government announced earlier today that the universal credit helpline will now be free of charge, but that concession doesn't seem to have satisfied the Prime Minister's critics.

Read some of the PMQs responses below.