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Labour candidate Karl Turner has had a hilarious alternate with a voter on the marketing campaign path.

He was door-knocking in his constituency of Hull East in Yorkshire.

Mr Turner stated: “We met a guy who said he was going to vote Labour but wouldn’t now because he had just heard that we were taxing condoms.

“I said, ‘condoms?’ ‘Yeah,’ he said: ‘I just heard on that [pointing to the TV] that you are taxing condoms, and I’m not having it. You’re not getting my vote.’ It was Terence [Turner’s parliamentary assistant] here who worked it out.

“‘We’re taxing non-doms, not condoms,’ I said. ‘Oh,’ he said. ‘Like the prime minister’s wife? Ah.’ He calls out: ‘Margaret: they’re taxing non-doms, not condoms.’”

Mr Turner, who was first voted in because the MP for Hull East in 2010, is standing for re-election subsequent week.

Chancellor Jeremy Hunt has introduced that the federal government will scrap the non-dom tax standing within the UK.

Non-domiciled folks, also known as non-doms, solely pay UK tax on cash earned within the UK.

They should not have to pay any tax to the UK on cash made elsewhere.

Prime Minister Rishi Sunak’s spouse Akshata Murty had non-dom standing however two years in the past, she dedicated to paying UK tax on her abroad revenue.

From April 2025, individuals who transfer to the UK won’t should pay tax on cash they earn abroad for the primary 4 years.

After that interval, in the event that they proceed to dwell within the UK, they may pay the identical tax as everybody else.

The chancellor stated eliminating the non-dom standing will increase £2.7billion a 12 months by 2028/29.