Sunak defends comments about 'deprived urban areas'

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Published on August 5, 2022 - Duration: 01:13s

Sunak defends comments about 'deprived urban areas'

Conservative leadership candidate Rishi Sunak has defended comments he made in a video where he appeared to brag about diverting funds from "deprived urban areas" to more prosperous towns like Royal Tunbridge Wells.

Addressing the remarks on Friday, the former chancellor said: "I was making the point that deprivation exists right across our country and needs to be addressed … people who need help and extra investment aren't just limited to big urban areas." Report by Buseld.

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