Liz Kendall is a Cambridge graduate, MP, and contender for the Labour leadership.

All of those facts were mentioned in the politician's interview with the Mail on Sunday - but the paper also felt the need to ask her about her weight. In a paragraph comparing her to Kate Middleton, journalist Simon Walters revealed she responded "f--k off" when pressed on the matter.

Her jacket, navy blue ‘vest’ and trousers are from Reiss. L.K. Bennett and Reiss are two of the Duchess of Cambridge’s favourite fashion brands – and slinky brunette Liz, or Elizabeth Louise, to give her full Royal-sounding Christian names, looks as good in them as slinky brunette Kate. In fact she looks the same weight as the Duchess – about 8st – though when I ask she slaps me down with a raucous ‘f--k off!’, adding quickly: ‘Don’t print that.’

In an interview on BBC's Radio 5 Live on Sunday Ms Kendall later added it was "unbelievable" that female politicians were still asked such "very, very different questions from men".

"I cannot wait for a world when women are judged the same as men and not by those kinds of questions."

Well played, Ms Kendall, well played:

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