The heckler was wrestled out of the venue by security guards after interrupting Boris Johnson's speech
The heckler was wrestled out of the venue by security guards after shouting at the PM (Picture: Getty)

The prime minister has been interrupted by an angry heckler who ordered him to ‘get back to Parliament’ during a speech in South Yorkshire.

Boris Johnson was speaking at a Convention of the North conference in Rotherham when the protester began shouting from the audience.

The man – who has not yet been identified – had to be wrestled out of the room by security, as the PM outlined proposals to give more powers to local authorities in the north of the UK.

Mr Johnson says during his speech: ‘I know the transformative potential of local accountable leadership, someone with the power to sort out what matters most to local people.’

The man then interrupts: ‘Like our MPs Boris?’

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 peoples groups, to make a unified case for tangible investment in the Northern Powerhouse. (Photo by Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)
The man ordered the PM to ‘get back to Parliament’ (Picture: Getty)

The brazen comment is met with gasps and chatter, as Boris uncomfortably responds: ‘Yes, indeed.’

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But the angry audience member continues to probe the PM, adding: ‘Maybe get back to Parliament, yeah?’

Mr Johnson responds saying he is in ‘favour of all MPs’ before he is cut short once again.

The man then shouts: ‘Why are you not with them in Parliament, sorting out the mess that you’ve created?

‘Why don’t you sort it out Boris? Why don’t you sort it out?’

Mr Johnson replies: ‘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.’

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 peoples groups, to make a unified case for tangible investment in the Northern Powerhouse. (Photo by Christopher Furlong - WPA Pool /Getty Images)
The heckler was quickly removed during the PM’s speech at the Convention of the North  (Picture: Getty)

The man was then quickly wrestled out of the venue by security, allowing the PM to continue with his speech.

It comes after Mr Johnson was approached by a woman during a visit to Doncaster earlier in the day, who told him she was shocked he had the ‘cheek’ to come to the town.

She told him: ‘People have died because of austerity.

‘And you’ve got the cheek to come here and tell us austerity is over and it’s all good now and we’re going to leave the EU and everything’s going to be great – it’s just a fairy tale.’

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Mr Johnson’s decision to prorogue Parliament last month, has been met with nationwide protests and criticism from MPs who claim he is trying to force through a no-deal Brexit.

However, the PM has repeatedly insisted his decision to suspend Parliament has nothing to do with Brexit.

MPs will not return to Parliament until October 14, just more than two weeks until the Brexit deadline on October 31.

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