Abbott attacks Owen Smith's 'lobbyist' past
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Diane Abbott attacks Owen Smith's 'lobbyist' past

Shadow health secretary Diane Abbott says leadership contender Owen Smith's past job as a pharmaceutical "lobbyist" will not win him support from the grassroots of the party.

"The Tories have just had a former PR man/lobbyist as their leader," the Jeremy Corbyn supporter tells Justin Webb. "They've now moved beyond that."

Mr Smith on Wednesday defended his work for Pfizer, saying he had never advocated privatisation of the NHS.

  • 21 Jul 2016