Ukip leader Paul Nuttall repeatedly forgets his debating opponent's name

The Ukip leader attracted groans

Jon Stone
Political Correspondent
Thursday 18 May 2017 21:14
Paul Nuttall can't get Leanne Wood's name right

Ukip's leader has been left red-faced after twice getting the name of his debate opponent wrong.

Paul Nuttall repeatedly referred to Plaid Cymru leader Leanne Wood as "Natalie".

It is not clear whether Mr Nuttall was confusing Ms Wood with Natalie Wood, the US actress, or Natalie Bennett, the former leader of the Green Party.

He made the gaffe during the course of the ITV election leaders' debate – which was boycotted by the big two parties.

The Ukip leader apologised.

Ms Wood and Mr Nuttall were joined the Lib Dems' Tim Farron, Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon, and Green leader Caroline Lucas for the two-hour showdown.

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