Dave Carter said Diane Abbott 'can't count a potato' (Image: GETTY)
Dave Carter, 51, is joining scores of others in Labour heartlands who are turning their backs on the party due to being fed up with the leadership. Mr Austin, a life-long Labour MP and Gordon Brown’s closest ally, who quit the party earlier this year, said yesterday Mr Corbyn was “completely unfit” to be Prime Minister and lead the party. And one voter in Mr Austin’s Dudley constituency said he couldn’t vote for Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn due to his record on anti-semitism, and Diane Abbott’s bungling.
Dave Carter, 51, a toy shop owner from the Lower Gornall area told Express.co.uk: "I agree with Ian Austin. I've voted Labour for thirty years but couldn't as long as Corbyn is leader.
"I think he's ignored anti-Semitism and done nothing about it.
"And another issue is Diane Abbott. She can't count a potato.
"I voted remain but I've changed my mind now. I just want to get on with leaving.
"I'll see who I'll vote for. I'm not sure about the Brexit Party because I don't know what they'll do beyond Brexit."
It comes as Shadow Home Secretary Diane Abbott was pulled up on her figures again during the general election campaign trail.
In a tweet about Ian Austin’s decision to not back Labour, Ms Abbott said: “Ian Austin, 1 year as a junior minister at DCLG, says he won't vote for Labour. Wall-to-wall coverage.
“Ken Clarke, 9 years as Secretary of State, including as Chancellor, says he won't vote for the Conservatives. Silence. Balanced election coverage?”
Mr Clarke has spent 11 years - not nine - as Secretary of State, serving 16 years in total in Cabinet.
Toy shop owner Dave Carter (Image: Express)
And it was also pointed out Mr Clarke had never said he would vote Mr Corbyn, nor urged Tory voters not to vote for Mr Johnson.
Ms Abbott made a number of errors in the last election campaign in 2017, repeatedly stumbling over the cost of hiring new police officers.
During an interview with radio station LBC her estimates ranged from £300,000 to £80million.
And she said Labour would recruit 25,000 new police officers before changing the number to 250,000.
During the interview she said: "Well, if we recruit the