Andrew Lansley Confronted Over NHS Reforms: When Politicians Clash With Voters

The Huffington Post UK  |  By Dina Rickman  |  Posted: 20/02/12 13:48  |  Updated: 20/02/12 19:20

Andrew Lansley Politicians And The Public
Andrew Lansley was confronted over NHS Reforms by an angry protestor

Andrew Lansley was confronted outside Downing Street by protester June Hautot as he headed into a summit on the government's controversial NHS reforms on Monday.

The beleaguered health secretary was labelled "gutless" and a "coward" by Mrs Hautot as she spoke to reporters outside Number 10.

But while his life may resemble an episode of The Thick Of It, Lansley can take comfort in the fact that he's not the only politico who's clashed with the public. Take a look at our top 5 run-down of when politicians clash with voters, featuring a double-dose of Gillian Duffy.

Gordon Brown versus Gillian Duffy
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Gordon Brown made headlines for all the wrong reasons during the 2010 election, when the former prime minister forgot to turn his mic off - and was recorded calling Labour supporter Gillian Duffy a "bigot."

The incident dominated the news and Brown made a personal apology to Duffy, after being filmed putting his head in his hands during a radio interview as the audio footage was played back to him.


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