The government’s climate spokesperson is holding on to her diesel car

Allegra Stratton told Times Radio that she doesn’t want an electric car just yet because she needs to drive to her children to their grandparents from time to time, “who are mostly 200, 250 miles away.”

She said: “Right now, if I had one, any of those journeys to my dad in south Scotland, my mum in Gloucestershire, my in-laws in the Lake District and my gran in north Wales, they’re all journeys that I think would be at least one quite long stop to charge… More here.