Tory leader heckled in Romsey

Not a good day for Con-Lib Dem relations.

In a rare unscripted moment during this year's election campaign, David Cameron was heckled this morning over his school and tax policies. The incident, captured by Channel 4 News, shows the Conservative Party leader fending off a verbal assault from a Lib Dem supporter as he was out canvassing for Romsey and Southampton North PPC Caroline Nokes.

It's a bizarre exchange - at one stage Cameron accuses the woman of having an "unattractive salute", while the heckler herself is convinced Tory party activists have stolen her bag. Meanwhile, one of those activists (not the bag snatcher, you understand) tries and fails to shut the woman up by placing a "Cameron 2010" placard in her face.

Democracy in action, folks.



Jon Bernstein, former deputy editor of New Statesman, is a digital strategist and editor. He tweets @Jon_Bernstein. 

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