Michael Dugher MP, Labour’s Vice-Chair, responding to reports that David Cameron is reluctant to take part in General Election TV debates, said:
"David Cameron is weak, out of touch and running scared of the public.
"At the next election, David Cameron should have to defend his decisions and his record - from a disastrous economic record to the fact that we now have fewer nurses in our NHS and fewer police officers fighting crime.
"The public will rightly want to see him and Ed Miliband questioned properly about what changes we need for the future of the country, including during the General Election campaign itself.
"Ed Miliband relishes the chance to debate with David Cameron. Cameron cannot be allowed to ditch the TV debates simply because he is too scared to defend his record."