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Martin Lewis, the founding father of the Money Saving Expert web site, has fumed on social media on the Conservative Party after a clip of him talking was utilized in a political advert attacking Labour’s plans for tax after the final election.

The monetary guru moved rapidly to distance himself from the Tory assault advert, which appeared to indicate Martin Lewis agreeing with the evaluation that Labour would put up taxes by £2000 for working individuals. Mr Lewis was emphatic in stating that “NO WHERE” within the clip did he focus on taxes.

He clarified that his feedback had been really about, what he known as, a “positive change” that Labour supposed to implement. But, like Sir Keir Starmer, the Money Saving Expert was unable to elaborate on what that change could be.

The video, taken from Wednesday’s Good Morning Britain episode, featured Mr Lewis discussing his behind-the-scenes interactions with each the Tories and Labour.

He mentioned: “I had a conversation with a senior member of the Labour Party, a private conversation, as I do with both parties and the exact phrase they used with me, when I asked about a particular policy, they said: “We’re not placing it in our manifesto as a result of I can not commit. We’ll do it however it’s my goal we are going to do it over the following Parliament,” reports the Mirror.

However, when the Conservatives shared the clip on X/Twitter, it was captioned: “They’re not telling you the complete reality. Labour have mentioned they would not put up your taxes. But it is now turning into clear that they’ve each intention to place them up,”

Mr Lewis responded on social media, using uppercase letters to show his indignation at being used by the Tories, asserting: “NO WHERE on this remark do I speak about taxes. And the coverage that I mentioned (i’ll maintain personal because it was personal) was NOT about taxes, or tax rises, it was about one thing that might be a constructive change.”

Rishi Sunak has made each of the major party’s plans for tax and spending after the general election on July 4 the forefront of his political campaign, promising tax cuts to workers and a “triple lock plus” for pensioners. But, he has come under fire from the media for his £2000 bombshell Labour tax claim, something the Money Saving Expert was keen to distance himself from.

After Mr Lewis’ angry criticism of the advert, one social media user asked him what he had meant, the money expert said he had been taken out of context. Mr Lewis replied: “I believe chances are you’ll be taking a look at an out of context clip, which I’m complaining is out of context and one I’d not have used with out the context.

“Within context it was useful and relevant. Feel free to watch the show back.”

https://www.express.co.uk/news/politics/1915881/Martin-Lewis-Conservatives-video-Labour-tax-plans