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David Cameron visits BBC Radio Derby
Conservative leader David Cameron used an appearance on BBC Radio Derby's Colin Bloomfield programme to express his regret over the MPs' expenses scandal.
Colin Bloomfield talks to David Cameron
After a day of newspaper relevations about Tory MPs' expense claims, party leader David Cameron told BBC Radio Derby the public had every right to be angry.
Mr Cameron was a guest on Colin Bloomfield's programme after spending the day meeting Conservative candidates preparing for the Local Council elections in Derbyshire.
Earlier the Daily Telegraph had published details of expenses claimed by Conservative MPs on top of their Westminster salaries.
It followed similar revelations about Labour MPs in the same newspaper.
Mr Cameron said: "I've been out all day on train platforms, going around meeting people. They're very angry and they have every right to be.
"Apologising is one thing but then you've got to recognise what was wrong and put it right. We've got to rebuild the trust between parliament and people.
"We're the ones who got ourselves into this mess and we've got to pull ourselves out of it."
Mr Cameron went on to talk about his visit to Derbyshire, which included a meeting with Local Election candidates standing in Bolsover.
He said: "They're enjoying canvassing at the moment. Let's see if we can make Dennis Skinner smile a bit less.
"Here in Derby, you've had a Labour Council for 28 years and I think there's a good case for saying it's time for a change."
You can listen to David Cameron's full interview with BBC Radio Derby's Colin Bloomfield using the audio link above.
last updated: 12/05/2009 at 13:49