THE BBC’s topical debate programme Question Time is heading north to County Durham this month.

Guests from the worlds of politics and media will be at Bishop Auckland Town Hall to answer questions posed by members of the public on Thursday, September 27.

Speaking on this week’s show, long-serving chair David Dimbleby confirmed Conservative MP Jacob Rees-Mogg and chair of the Labour Party and North-East MP Ian Lavery would feature on the panel.

The pair might be at different ends of the political spectrum but this week they were united over the harassment of Mr Rees-Mogg’s family by activists.

Their communication came after a video was posted by anarchist group Class War which showed the Eton-educated politician’s children and their nanny being shouted at outside his Westminster property on Tuesday evening.

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A demonstrator, now identified as anarchist and publisher of the Class War newspaper, Ian Bone, 71, said: “Lots of people don’t like your daddy, do you know that? He probably hasn’t told you that. Lots of people hate him.”

He was also heard asking how much the North-East Somerset MP’s nanny Veronica Crook gets paid and accused her suffering from “Stockholm syndrome” after she responded that she was “very happy”.

In the wake of footage going online politicians from all parties condemned the behaviour as “abhorrent”.

Among them was Wansbeck MP, Mr Lavery, who called the leading Brexiteer to offer his support.

Writing on Twitter, Mr Lavery said: “Rang Mr Rees-Mogg tonight (Wednesday).

“In terms of upbringing and politics we’re polar opposites.

“Not sure if he ever worked at the pit but no politicians’ families should ever be targeted under any circumstances.

“Politics aside this abhorrent behaviour is never ok.”

Members of the public who would like to sit in the audience for the filming of the Question Time episode in Bishop Auckland can apply now.

Application forms which ask a range of questions are available online.