"I was right on the floor," Andrew Gwynne said.
Labour highlighted the comparative cost as the chancellor repeatedly refused to increase sick pay.
The leader of one council said No.10 was risking "tragedy" by failing to share information on people's needs with local authorities on the ground.
After years of cuts to vital services and tax handouts for the rich, the future is ours to make, shadow communities secretary Andrew Gwynne writes.
One critic asked election coordinators: “What colour is the sky on your planet?”
Private companies have exploited legal loopholes and shunted costs onto the rest of the community, Andrew Gwynne MP writes.
Brandon Lewis, Helen Whately, Barry Gardiner, Andrew Gwynne, Rebecca Long-Bailey and Jo Swinson on the pre-election TV tour.
Labour MPs Pushing For Referendum On Any Brexit Deal Trying To 'Change Party Policy,' Says Barry Gardiner
Party's European elections manifesto to be agreed on Tuesday.
Town hall chiefs are ready to walk out on talks with Whitehall.
Boris Johnson is rebuked as Brexit battles rage on.