Labour MP says rising butter prices show Tory economic plan is failing

A Labour MP has claimed the rising prices of groceries such as milk and butter shows the Conservative’s economic plan is not working.

Shadow paymaster general Jonathan Ashworth discussed his thoughts on Rishi Sunak calling a snap general election when he appeared on Politics Live on Thursday (23 May).

Mr Ashworth said: “Rishi Sunak has been telling us the plan is working, but people are worse off.

“Two years ago if you go to Asda a 250g of butter was £1.48 and it’s now £2.40.

“If you’re going to tell the public they’ve never had it so good, I think you’ll find that attitude jars with real-life experiences.”