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Mark Francois avoids answering whether he and Rees-Mogg were 'pulled' from the campaign
14 December 2019, 12:27
Some people speculated that Francois and Rees-Mogg were 'pulled' from the General Election campaign - and Mark Francois fell short of refuting it.
Andrew Castle asked Mark Francois about his noticeable absence during the election campaign.
Jacob Rees-Mogg was also not seen much after his car crash LBC interview.
Andrew Castle asked: "Was that a diktat from above that you guys were not to go out there and create any bad impressions or say anything that you shouldn't say?"
Francois said: "Andrew, we completely supported the Prime Minister's deal."
Andrew Castle pushed him on this.
He said: "Oh come on, Jacob was pulled?"
Francois replied again: "On the deal, Jacob absolutely supported the deal."
Francois then said: "All I'll say to you is what I did. I visited 15 other constituencies, in addition to my own during that six week period."