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2 May 2010updated 27 Sep 2015 2:21am

Tory councillor tells Brown to “fall under” a car

Prime Minister heckled as campaign gets nasty.

By James Macintyre

A Conservative Party councillor has shouted at Gordon Brown and told him to “fall under” a car, according to a report.

From Andrew Sparrow’s Guardian live blog:

Paul Lewis is with Brown today. He has just sent me this:

A Conservative councillor this morning said the Prime Minister should “fall under” a car. John Hills, 73, heckled Gordon Brown as he arrived in heavy rain in Eltham for the first of ten visits around London today.

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The Prime Minister had just emerged from a Safer Neighbourhoods centre on an estate in the area when Hills confronted him from across the road. He repeatedly shouted: “You’re rubbish.” He then added: “Don’t forget to take your microphone off: you might call someone a bigot. There’s a car — fall under it.”

The Conservative Party said they were preparing a statement about the behaviour of Hills, who is councillor for Coldharbour New Eltham. He arrived at the campaign event with several other Tory activists holding placards.

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