A Conservative candidate has drawn criticism after suggesting that people using food banks struggle with being able to manage their budget.
Darren Henry, the Conservative candidate for Broxtowe in Nottinghamshire, made the comments during a hustings event in Beeston on Friday night.
In footage of his speech shared on social media, Mr Henry can be seen appearing to criticising those who use food banks over their ability to handle money.
“When they go down to the food bank, what they struggle with is maybe being able to manage their budget,” he said.
“A thing that can help them is how we can offer them some advice and support.
“When people are really, really down, and when people haven’t got the money, one of the things they can look to do is to get a payday loan or something like that.
“If I’m in Parliament, as a private member’s bill, if I ever get the opportunity, one of the things I’d like to do is to try and stop payday loan advertising because that just makes the whole problem worse.
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