General Election 2015: School visit backfires for Labour's Tristram Hunt as kid says he'd vote Ukip 'to get all the foreigners out'

The man hoping to be in charge of Britain's schools was stunned to hear a schoolboy explain why he would vote for Nigel Farage, if given the chance

Matt Dathan
Friday 17 April 2015 06:35
Tristram Hunt visits a school in Derbyshire
Tristram Hunt visits a school in Derbyshire

Labour's shadow education secretary was stunned into silence when he asked a kid who he would vote for.

Tristram Hunt was visiting a primary school in Derbyshire on Wednesday and thought he would try and engage one of the schoolchildren about the election campaign.

"Ukip," came the response from the schoolboy.

"You'd vote Ukip? Very good," a panicked Mr Hunt replied. "Why's that?"

"It might get all the foreigners out," the kid explained.

The embarrassing episode might persuade Labour to scrap its policy to give 16 and 17-year-olds the vote.

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