Voter in flood-hit community brands Boris Johnson an a*****e moments after meeting him

Joe GampContributor, Yahoo News UK
Prime Minister Boris Johnson chats to a member of the public during a visit to Stainforth, Doncaster, to see the recent flooding.
Prime Minister Boris Johnson chats to a member of the public during a visit to Stainforth, Doncaster, to see the recent flooding.

An angry woman impacted by the torrential rain and flooding in South Yorkshire had some choice words for Boris Johnson when he visited the community.

Mr Johnson was meetings residents and locals in Stainforth, Doncaster, which has been ravaged by flood waters.

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South Yorkshire and Lincolnshire residents have been warned to stay vigilant as more rain is forecast in already flood-hit areas on Thursday.

The Prime Minister visited the region six days after flooding began wreaking damage to homes and businesses, displacing many residents in the process.

And Julia Keegan, who runs the community centre Johnson visited, is unhappy with Mr Johnson’s response to the disaster.

During the devastating ITV News interview, Mrs Keegan looked visibly angry, just moments after meeting the Prime Minister during a grilling from local residents.

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(ITV NEWS)

When asked for her thoughts on the Conservative leader, she replied: “Do you want the truth? … A***hole.

Mrs Keegan was then asked if Mr Johnson could connect with the communities affected by the extreme weather, she dismissed the Prime Minister.

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She said: “No, he doesn’t understand anything. He’s just come to show his face.”

Another woman in Stainforth said to Mr Johnson: "I'm not very happy about talking to you so, if you don't mind, I'll just mope on with what I'm doing.

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(ITV NEWS)

“You've not helped us up to press. I don't know what you're here today for."

It said since flooding began last Thursday, around 14,400 properties had been protected by flood defences, including 5,000 in South Yorkshire.

The Government’s response to the flooding has spilled over into an election issue, with Prime Minister Boris Johnson facing heavy criticism during a visit to affected areas in South Yorkshire on Wednesday.

Prime Minister Boris Johnson talks with a local woman pushing a wheelbarrow during a visit to Stainforth, Doncaster, to see the recent flooding.
Prime Minister Boris Johnson talks with a local woman pushing a wheelbarrow during a visit to Stainforth, Doncaster, to see the recent flooding.

The PM later paid a visit to the badly-hit village of Fishlake, where he told reporters: “We will get people back on their feet.”

A total of 34 flood warnings also remain in effect across Britain, along with 75 flood alerts.

Met Office meteorologist Luke Miall said the worst of the winter weather had moved through the south-west but would push north and affect already-flooded areas.

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