LIB Dem leader Jo Swinson yesterday apologised for her Coalition role in a desperate bid to win votes.
In a grilling by Andrew Neil, she said sorry for voting for austerity cuts.
Ms Swinson served as a junior business minister from 2012-15 in the Tory/Lib Dem government.
She told the BBCs Mr Neil: I am sorry I did that. It is one of the things we did get wrong.
Ms Swinson said she had acted out of collective responsibility.
She went on: Some cuts were necessary but the balance between cuts and tax rises I dont think was the right balance.
The party leader earlier faced Extinction Rebellion protesters who had glued themselves to her campaign bus dressed as bees.
They also targeted a Brexit Party constituency office and Labour bus.
In Streatham, South London, Ms Swinson said: Theres clearly a little bit of an irony in gluing yourself to an electric bus. But I recognise the point.