Rishi Sunak appeared to confuse Bury with Burnley on a television interview live from Bury Market this morning.
The Chancellor appeared on BBC Breakfast to discuss his new budget and to meet local businesses, but has come under fire for mistaking his location.
During the appearance, Sunak repeatedly said “Burnley Market” instead of “Bury Market”.
Sunak not knowing where he is. 'World famous Burnley market' . You're in Bury mate pic.twitter.com/XYTFHRgAc7
— Dravid Bown #GTTO (@FantazeeCafe) October 28, 2021
In the interview, the chancellor said: “It is not just about being in the North, by the way. We’re here in Burnley but if you are growing up in a village in the South West or even on the South Coast, people want to feel opportunity is there for them, wherever they happen to be.
“I put it down to two things. One is having pride in the place you call home and a lot of what we announced yesterday, the levelling-up fund – bids like Burnley Market, world-famous Burnley Market, benefiting from £20million of investment”
Of course, people have taken to social media to express their thoughts on the blunder.
Apparently Sunak was being interviewed in Bury this morning but thought he was in Burnley. One of the top rules in politics is to know which town you're in.
— Briefcase Michael (@BriefcaseMike) October 28, 2021