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The TV presenter who was snubbed laughed it off.

Moment Tory politician hangs up on Sky News live on air after bad election news-Pierra Willix-Entertainment – Metro

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A Conservative Party politician hung up on Sky News live on air after he was told he is set to lose his seat.

Earlier this month Prime Minister Rishi Sunak announced the next General Election would take place on July 4, setting six weeks of campaigning in motion.

This year the number of current MPs standing down has passed 117, but one looking to maintain the support of his electorate is Grant Shapps.

The Defence Secretary, 55, has been the Member of Parliament for Welwyn Hatfield since 2005.

However, during a segment on Sky News on Monday night, he didn’t take too well to being told he was unlikely to win the seat.

A YouGov survey for the broadcaster has published its predictions for the general election, with its findings suggest the MP could be voted out of parliament along with many of his Conservative colleagues.

Sky News presenter Sam Coates has been snubbed live on air by Tory politician Grant Shapps (Picture: Sky News)

While presenting the polls’ results on Sky News, deputy political editor Sam Coates noticed Shapps was actually calling him.

The camera kept rolling as he answered and said: ‘Hello Grant Shapps, you’re live on Sky News.’

After being heard in the background muttering hello and laughing, Coates then continued: ‘

‘I’m in the studio with Sophy Ridge. Have you seen you’re about to lose your seat, according to the Sky News-YouGov projection?’

He was hung up on after sharing the results of some recent polling (Picture: Sky News)

After a moment’s silence, the phone beeped a few times.

‘He just put the phone down on me. There we go,’ Coates laughed.

‘He did say hello!’

His co-presenter then added: ‘We did try. I thought he was calling up for a direct comment.’

The Defence Secretary is at risk of losing his seat at the upcoming General Election (Picture: Thomas Krych/ ZUMA Press Wire/ Shu)

‘Fair enough! Not everyone wants to take a call like that live on Sky News. I’m sure many people would be in the same position as well.’

Coates then joked how Shapps’ aide would likely be advising him to ‘put the phone down’.

In the 2019 general election, Shapps secured a majority of over 10,000, taking more than 52% of the vote.

However, the Electoral Calculus previously predicted that the seat could swing to Labour at the next election.

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