British Labour politician Liz Kendall did not mince her words when asked how much she weighs by a journalist this week.
When the editor of the Mail on Sunday asked Liz her weight in an interview about her campaign last week, she responded: “F**k off.”
Simon Walters also wrote about the MP’s wardrobe and compared her to the Duchess of Cambridge, Kate Middleton, in the piece.
Walters wrote: “Kendall maintains her lithe figure by jogging 20 miles a week.
“L.K. Bennett and Reiss are two of the Duchess of Cambridge’s favourite fashion brands – and slinky brunette Liz, or Elizabeth Louise, to give her full Royal-sounding Christian names, looks as good in them as slinky brunette Kate.”
“In fact she looks the same weight as the Duchess – about 8st – though when I ask she slaps me down with a raucous ‘f*** off!’, adding quickly: ‘Don’t print that.’”
Speaking to the BBC in the wake of the interview, Liz expressed her disbelief at the nature of the questions in an interview about her campaign.
She said: “I just think it’s unbelievable that in the 21st Century women still get asked such very, very different questions from men.
“Can you imagine the Mail on Sunday asking the weight of the prime minister, George Osborne or any other leading politician?