Sunak takes election question from ‘voter’ who turns out to be Conservative councillor

Rishi Sunak took a question from an audience member at a campaign event in Derbyshire this morning - who turned out to be a Conservative councillor.

The prime minister was speaking at a warehouse when he called upon someone who appeared to be a member of the public, dressed in a high-vis jacket.

Ross Hills, Leicestershire County Councillor for Mallory, then asked the PM about his Rwanda bill.

Mr Sunak thanked Mr Hills for asking an "important question."

A Tory source told The Independent: “We do not control who asks questions - anyone can try and ask one.”

Mr Hills's office has been contacted for comment.