Reporters claim they were 'blocked' from filming Theresa May's factory visit

Reporters claim they were 'blocked' from filming Theresa May's factory visit

Local news outlets in Cornwall claim the Prime Minister's press officers blocked them from covering her visit

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Reporters from a news outlet in Cornwall have claimed they were blocked from covering Theresa May's visit to a local factory. 

The Prime Minister visited Helston's Water-Ma-Trout industrial estate on Monday. 

Local reporters from various news outlets had shown up to cover the event, but were apparently blocked by May's press officers. It is unclear what the reason was.

Cornwall Live is claiming members of the media were locked in a room as the visit proceeded, with officers refusing to allow them to film an interview with the Prime Minister. 

A Conservative Party spokesperson refuted these claims, saying the request had been last-minute and therefore not possible. 

She insisted that no members of the media had been locked in a room as the visit unfolded.