Ex-Conservative supporter left shaken after abuse from candidate.
A TORY candidate came under fire yesterday from his own constituents after he verbally attacked a mum of a disabled child who challenged him over government cuts.
Millionaire Jonathan Djanogly launched the astonishing tirade against the former Tory supporter during a parliamentary hustings in Cambridgeshire.
Emma Bail, who said she was attending her first ever political meeting, raised concerns over “damaging cuts” that mean preschool-age children with disabilities are limited to only 15 hours of support at nursery.
She said this meant that disabled children were excluded from nursery and their parents were being “pushed onto benefits.”
Instead of addressing her worries, Mr Djanogly berated her and accused her of being a Labour activist.
Ms Bail explained: “Mr Djanogly, in front of a room full of people, suggested I wasn’t telling the truth and that he had responded to me and branded me an ‘activist’ in an attempt to discredit me.
“I’m not an ‘activist.’ I’m a mum so frightened about my children’s future I feel compelled to speak out. I actually voted for Mr Djanogly last time.”