Lee Anderson accused of using staff member as ‘politicial football’ in foodbanks row

Tory MP accused of ‘harassing’ his own employee and using her as ‘political football’

Adam Forrest
Political Correspondent
Thursday 19 January 2023 15:05 GMT
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Conservative MP Lee Anderson has been accused by Labour of “harassing” his own staff member and using her as a political football in a row over food bank use.

The Tory MP has repeatedly attracted controversy on the subject after he claimed that poor people only food banks them because “cannot budget”.

Mr Anderson shared a photo of a office staff member called Katy to make his point – saying she earned less than £30,000 and did not need to use a food bank. “Katy makes my point really well.”

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