'Get back to Parliament!' - Boris Johnson heckled by protester in Rotherham

Boris Johnson was heckled over his decision to suspend Parliamentas he gave a speech on handing power to northern leaders in Rotherham.

The Prime Minister said: "I know the transformative potential of local accountable leadership, someone with the power to sort out what matters most to local people."

Interrupting the broadcast being televised live, a man shouted: "Like our MPs, Boris?"

"Yes, indeed," Mr Johnson replied.

The heckler continued: "Maybe get back to Parliament. Yeah? Why are you not with them in Parliament sorting out the mess that you have created? Why don't you sort it out, Boris?"

Mr Johnson said: "I'm very happy to get back to Parliament very soon, but what we want to see in this region is towns and communities able to represent that gentlemen and sort out his needs."

The Prime Minister is visiting South Yorkshire after northern politicians made a joint call for more help in their regions from his government.

In a joint article in The Times, Greater Manchester mayor Andy Burnham and Liverpool city region mayor Steve Rotheram said: "To get this country working again, there is an urgent need to take power out of Westminster and give it to our great cities and regions.

"We need to build a new, healthier politics that unifies people around place and positive change and delivers practical change for citizens."

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ROTHERHAM, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 13: A heckler is ejected as Prime Minister Boris Johnson makes a speech at the Convention of the North at the Magna Centre on September 13, 2019 in Rotherham, England. The Convention brings together the North's political, business, community and academic leaders, along with young people’s groups, to make a unified case for tangible investment in the Northern Powerhouse. (Photo by Christopher Furlong - WPA Pool /Getty Images)
ROTHERHAM, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 13: Prime Minister Boris Johnson leaves by the back door after making a speech at the Convention of the North at the Magna Centre on September 13, 2019 in Rotherham, England. The Convention brings together the North's political, business, community and academic leaders, along with young people’s groups, to make a unified case for tangible investment in the Northern Powerhouse. (Photo by Christopher Furlong - WPA Pool /Getty Images)
ROTHERHAM, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 13: Prime Minister Boris Johnson makes a speech at the Convention of the North at the Magna Centre on September 13, 2019 in Rotherham, England. The Convention brings together the North's political, business, community and academic leaders, along with young people’s groups, to make a unified case for tangible investment in the Northern Powerhouse. (Photo by Christopher Furlong - WPA Pool /Getty Images)
ROTHERHAM, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 13: A protest takes place outside before Prime Minister Boris Johnson makes a speech at the Convention of the North at the Magna Centre on September 13, 2019 in Rotherham, England. The Convention brings together the North's political, business, community and academic leaders, along with young people’s groups, to make a unified case for tangible investment in the Northern Powerhouse. (Photo by Christopher Furlong - WPA Pool /Getty Images)
ROTHERHAM, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 13: Prime Minister Boris Johnson makes a speech at the Convention of the North at the Magna Centre on September 13, 2019 in Rotherham, England. The Convention brings together the North's political, business, community and academic leaders, along with young people’s groups, to make a unified case for tangible investment in the Northern Powerhouse. (Photo by Christopher Furlong - WPA Pool /Getty Images)
A heckler is ejected as Prime Minister Boris Johnson makes a speech at the Convention of the North at the Magna Centre in Rotherham.
A heckler is ejected as Prime Minister Boris Johnson makes a speech at the Convention of the North at the Magna Centre in Rotherham.
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They identified five "priority areas" for the Government, including the termination of the Northern Rail franchise with more local control of rail services, London-style subsidies for northern bus services, central funding to help people affected by clean air zones to switch vehicles, action on homelessness and more devolved powers putting more money under their control.

The two mayors both also support two major projects to improve transport in the regions, HS2 and Northern Powerhouse Rail, but called for more money and powers to be devolved from Whitehall to the regions.

In his speech on Friday Mr Johnson said: "It is time that we gave more people a say over the places where they live, and it is time that we gave you the proper ability to run things your way.

"We are going to maximise the power of the North. And we are going to make sure that it is people here who are in control over the things that matter to them."

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Prime Minister Boris Johnson shops at a bakery during his visit Doncaster Market, in Doncaster.
Prime Minister Boris Johnson poses for selfies with members of the public during his visit Doncaster Market, in Doncaster.
Prime Minister Boris Johnson during his visit Doncaster Market, in Doncaster.
Prime Minister Boris Johnson shakes hands with a member of the public during his visit Doncaster Market, in Doncaster.
Prime Minister Boris Johnson speaks with members of the public during his visit Doncaster Market, in Doncaster.
Prime Minister Boris Johnson poses for a selfie with a member of the public during his visit Doncaster Market, in Doncaster.
Prime Minister Boris Johnson during his visit Doncaster Market, in Doncaster.
Prime Minister Boris Johnson poses for a selfie with a member of the public during his visit Doncaster Market, in Doncaster.
Prime Minister Boris Johnson shops at a fruit and vegetable stall during his visit Doncaster Market, in Doncaster.
Prime Minister Boris Johnson speaks with Northern Powerhouse minister Jake Berry (second left), as they stop at a fishmongers during his visit Doncaster Market, in Doncaster.
Prime Minister Boris Johnson waves during his visit Doncaster Market, in Doncaster.
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During a trip to Doncaster market earlier on Friday, the Prime Minister told one trader "we're going to get a deal", adding: "That's the plan, anyway. And if we don't, we're coming out on October 31. That's what we're going to do. Here we go, that's democracy."

Mr Johnson was surrounded by excited shoppers as he visited the sunny South Yorkshire town, which voted by 69% to leave in the EU referendum but has been regarded as a Labour stronghold in past elections.

He showed no reaction as one man told him: "Find a deal here – this is Doncaster, not Europe."

As he walked around stalls inside the market's indoor Corn Exchange, the Prime Minister stopped to speak with one fish seller.

With Northern Powerhouse minister Jake Berry watching on, Mr Johnson was heard remarking: "Look at that... lobster claws. We've got to take a few claws out of that Withdrawal Agreement."

- This article first appeared on Yahoo

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