Theresa May mocked for Woman’s Hour snub

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2nd June 2017

Theresa May has come under fire for reportedly snubbing the channce to be interviewed on flagship BBC radio show 'Woman's Hour'.

Theresa May reacts as she speaks at an election campaign event at Pride Park Stadium in Derby
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Education Secretary Justine Greening will appear on the programme this morning in the Prime Minister's place, just days after Amber Rudd filled in for the Tory leader during a seven-way TV debate.

A Tory source told the Daily Mirror that the Conservative leader had not ruled out appearing on the flagship Radio 4 programme before the election on 8 June.

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Former Labour leader Ed Miliband led the backlash against the decision on Twitter.

On Wednesday evening Mrs May drew the ire of her opponents after refusing to turn up to the BBC’s leaders’ debate in Cambridge, which Jeremy Corbyn had decided earlier that day to attend.

Earlier this week the Labour leader suffered a bruising appearance on Woman’s Hour after he failed to spell out how much Labour's plans to extend free childcare would cost.

The Labour leader fumbled with his iPad and asked to return to the issue later when probed by journalist Emma Barnett.