Jeremy Corbyn has appealed to the public to supply him with questions to put to David Cameron when he faces him at Prime Minister’s Questions.
The newly-elected Labour leader adopted the crowd-sourcing technique as he prepared for his first despatch box confrontation with the PM on Wednesday.
He has pledged to aim for a less ‘Punch and Judy’ style in the weekly clashes, in line with his generally quietly considered manner.
In an email to supporters, he said: ‘Help me be your representative. When I stand at the despatch box for Prime Minister’s Questions on Wednesday, I want to be your voice.
‘What do you want to ask David Cameron? Tell me now and I will put your questions to him in Parliament. My questions will be your questions.
‘Let’s hold this government to account together with straight-talking, honest politics.
‘Thank you for your commitment to building a better future. I look forward to working with you.’
He told the Huffington Post website he wanted PMQs to be ‘less theatre, more fact, less theatrical, more understandable.
‘I think it’s very exciting for political obsessives, it’s utterly boring for most of the population, who think it’s an utter irrelevance.’
He suggested it might not always even be him asking the questions in the Commons.
‘I’ll obviously be there and do all the things that I’m asked to do,’ he said.
‘But we’ve got a lot of very talented people within the Parliamentary Labour Party. They can call ask questions, they can all do things, let’s share it all out a bit.’