A Welsh Labour MP for Cardiff North has said that a question she raised to Prime Minister Rishi Sunak during farmer protests in Cardiff Bay has been twisted, instead saying that her comments were around conspiracy theorists who took over the farmer campaign.

Speaking at Prime Minister Questions, Anna McMorrin asked Mr Sunak: “Last weekend, the Prime Minister posed for photographs with a group that shares extremist conspiracy theories on climate change and campaigns against net zero. Does he share their views?”

The Prime Minister responded by saying it was no way to talk about the Welsh farming community.

Both Fay Jones and James Evans believe that the comments on conspiracy theories and extremists were directed at farmers, and have requested Ms McMorrin offer an apology. Ms McMorrin, who grew up in Glasbury, strongly denies these claims.

Ms McMorrin said that her question to the Prime Minister was not referring to the farmers. She believes the Prime Minister’s response twisted her words and didn’t give her a chance for an appropriate answer, which has resulted in a torrent of online abuse.

Ms McMorrin said: “My question to the Prime Minister followed the fact that he was photographed alongside known climate conspiracy theorists in North Wales. These are a group of people using the farmers’ campaign for their own ends. The Prime Minister’s response in PMQs that this was about the farmers was incorrect and unleashed an extensive amount of abuse towards me.

“Shortly after the Prime Minister stood in front of the nation claiming that he feared for the safety of Members of the House of Commons, yet his poor and misleading answer provoked an attack against me. I hope the Prime Minister reflects on his choice of words and reaction following his comments. I grew up in Glasbury amongst the farming community and have nothing but admiration for their hard work.”

A spokesperson for Ms McMorrin said: “This was not the intention of Anna. The Prime Minister made it seem this way and he has taken no responsibility.”

She has now requested an apology from the Prime Minister.