Sky News presenter Kay Burley reveals she was offered cabinet job by both Tories and Labour

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SKY News presenter Kay Burley has revealed how she was offered a cabinet job by both the Tories and Labour if she stood as an MP.

The 59-year-old news veteran said she turned both sides down ahead of the the 2015 General Election, which was won by David Camerons Tory Party – beating Ed Miliband.

Sky News presenter Kay Burley has revealed how she was offered a cabinet job by both the Tories and Labour if she stood as an MP

The mum of one said that neither the Conservative or Labour Party bigwigs had a clue how she voted, so both asked her to stand in a safe seat.

She said that she was even promised a cabinet position when elected, but said that she was not tempted to become an MP.

After being asked in the Observers New Review supplement whether she thought she was doing something right after being accused of bias by both the Tories and the

Labour in the run-up to the 2015 General Election, she said: Definitely…in the 2015 election, both sides offered me a cabinet position and a safe seat, so neither know how I vote.

I wasnt tempted. God no. Im a journalist, down and dirty with the hacks. Im not interested in being a poacher turned gamekeeper.

Asked about her no-nonsense questioning style, she said: Ive always been something of a Wigan street-fighter. Always tried to prove myself, always had sharp elbows.

I get paid a good salary to ask the hard questions that people at home would want answered.

Asked if PM Boris Johnson was running scared of being interviewed by Andrew Neil ahead of the recent election, she said: Obviously he was, because Andrew Neil is a sensational interviewer.

If I was advising Boris, Id have said to him: Do not go in front of Andrew Neil whatever you do.

But as a journalist, a viewer and a voter, I want to hear what Boris Johnson thinks. If theyre running scared, it says more about them than our interviewing technique.

The 59-year-old news veteran said she turned both sides down ahead of the the 2015 General Election, which was won by David Camerons Tory Party

The mum-of-one said that neither the Conservative or Labour Party bigwigs had a clue how she voted, so both asked her to stand in a safe seat

 

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