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Exeter MP heckled by Katie Hopkins as he talks to junior doctors

MP Ben Bradshaw says he was shouted at by notorious reality TV star Katie Hopkins as he spoke to striking junior doctors.

The Labour MP for Exeter tweeted his 37,000 followers to tell them of the encounter with the controversial columnist, and received a number of replies in support.

Ben Bradshaw says he was heckled by Katie Hopkins while he was spoke to striking junior doctors Credit: Laura Lean/PA
Katie Hopkins is no stranger to hospitals after undergoing brain surgery Credit: Ian West/ PA

Katie is no stranger to hospitals in recent months. In February the Devon business woman underwent brain surgery to treat her epilepsy, which has "plagued" her since she was 19.

Surgeons removed part of her brain in an operation to prolong her life expectancy, and she underwent a further operation to remove an infected scalp bone in March.

As well as receiving support against Katie Hopkins, Mr Bradshaw was also praised by the doctors he supported.

Katie Hopkins, who is from Exeter, is yet to respond to the comments.

She has previously branded junior doctors 'greedy'.

Katie Hopkins condemned over 'disgraceful' dementia comments

The Devon columnist has once again caused controversy Credit: Ian West/ PA

Katie Hopkins has been accused of making "disgraceful" and "ill-informed" remarks about dementia patients by a leading charity.

The Devon businesswoman and reality TV star is well-known for her outspoken and provocative comments. She recently tweeted about dementia sufferers "blocking beds".

Posting on Twitter, she continued "The day I am diagnosed with dementia is the day I book my ticket to Dignitas,"

"Ultimately, if your family member is in hospital with dementia because you are not caring for them - you have no right to be outraged."

George McNamara, head of policy and public affairs at the Alzheimer's Society, said: "These disgraceful remarks only serve to reinforce the stigma that sadly prevents many people with dementia from feeling like valued members of society.

"Ill-informed comments such as these go against all that we know about dementia. People with the condition tell us that with the right support it is entirely possible to live well and take real enjoyment out of daily life.

"The 850,000 people living with dementia in the UK deserve far more than to be used as bait by people stoking controversy."

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