Labour’s shadow Europe minister, Pat Glass MP, has been recorded calling a voter a “horrible racist”.

The controversial comments were made during the MP’s visit to Sawley, Derbyshire, on the EU referendum campaign trail. Ms Glass was caught out at the end of a BBC radio interview, saying: “The very first person I come to is a horrible racist. I’m never coming back to wherever this is.”

While the North West Durham MP apologised for her “inappropriate” comments, Ms Glass’s Conservative opposition has called for her to resign.

It is believed that the man the MP spoke with had raised his concerns with her about to a Polish family in the area who he believed were living on benefits, describing them as “spongers”.

With the EU referendum due to take place in just five weeks, this is not music to the Remain campaign’s ears.

The referendum will be held on 23rd June.