Commenting on Labour Leader, Jeremy Corbyn, and his visit to Birmingham, Liberal Democrat Ladywood candidate, Lee Dargue, commented: “It seems Jeremy Corbyn is copying Shabana Mahmood – in only talking to the party faithful.
“It’s been disappointing not to have local hustings because Shabana doesn’t want to face the public, debating with me.
“If Shabana, or better yet – Jeremy Corbyn – is confident of speaking to ALL people in our proud diverse community of Birmingham Ladywood, they should have absolutely no problem publicly debating with me – what could they possibly be scared of?
“I offer an open invitation to Shabana and Jeremy to debate the key issues of this election. I welcome debate, and hope that Labour supports this democratic process”.