Tristram Hunt encountered every politician’s nightmare on the campaign trail this morning. When visiting a primary school in Derbyshire, the shadow education secretary asked a schoolchild how they would vote in the general election. The answer was probably not one he was expecting:
Tristram Hunt: Do you know who you’d vote for?
Schoolchild: Ehhh, Ukip
Hunt: You’d vote Ukip? Very good. Why’s that?
Schoolchild: Eh, I’d like to get all of the foreigners out of the country
Finally, we have the first moment of the campaign to rival Gordon Brown’s Gillian Duffy gaffe in 2010.