Gordon Brown's remarks: Your reaction
Prime Minister Gordon Brown has been caught on microphone describing a voter he had just spoken to in Rochdale as a "bigoted woman". What is your reaction to his remarks?
Sixty-five-year-old Gillian Duffy had challenged Mr Brown on a number of issues including immigration and crime.
As he got into his car, he was still wearing a broadcast microphone and was heard to say "that was a disaster" and when asked what she said, he replied: "Ugh everything! She's just a sort of bigoted woman."
In response, Mrs Duffy said: "I'm very upset. He's an educated person. Why has he come out with words like that?"
After listening to the recording, with his forehead resting on his hand, he told the Jeremy Vine show on BBC Radio 2: "I do apologise if I've said anything that has been hurtful." Mr Brown later phoned Mrs Duffy to apologise.
Has your opinion of Gordon Brown changed? Should a private conversation remain private? Is this a defining moment of the election campaign or a side issue?