“I myself have been subject to things of that nature in the past, and I just don’t think that’s acceptable. I would speak out against that.”
This exchange is in response to Johnson addressing the Commons about the requirement for “cultural and social change in attitudes towards women and girls”.
Patel also spoke about Cressida Dick, the commissioner for the Metropolitan police and the calls surrounding her resignation, saying that without a full report into events at the vigil at Clapham Common on 13 March it would be “wrong to end up in this prejudging phase.”
She also is willing to work with Labour’s Keir Starmer for improving women’s safety, saying “I work with everybody.”