One of Labour’s new rising stars talks class, Westminster and ‘the enemy’


no friendsLaura Pidcock, the new MP for North-West Durham, made a splash with a maiden parliamentary speech that unflinchingly took on the classist, sexist, deliberately intimidating set-up at Westminster – and her performance since then, in a series of forthright comments and interviews, has seen many identify her as a rising star.

So the SKWAWKBOX was delighted to have the privilege of interviewing Ms Pidcock this week about her experiences in Parliament so far, about the ‘archaic’ and ‘intimidating’ Westminster set-up – and the people on the other side of the Dispatch Box – and more.

With the election called suddenly for June and Parliament already in recess, you must have felt like you’d just got your feet under the table and you were out again. How has your first experience of Westminster been?

The seven weeks I was there were enough! You’re very much in at the deep end and…

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