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My husband is no DIY specialist, jokes Theresa May

The Prime Minster and Philip Hammond visited a couple who bought a home using the Help to Buy scheme.

Theresa May joked about how her husband is no good at DIY as she made a visit to a new housing estate.

The Prime Minster and Chancellor Philip Hammond met a young couple who have just bought a starter home using the Government’s Help to Buy scheme.

But during the visit to Walkden, Salford, Mrs May revealed the other Philip in her life is no handyman.

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Prime Minister Theresa May visits the home of Rebecca Coulton, who bought a starter home using the Government’s Help to Buy scheme, in Walkden, Salford, during the Conservative Party conference in Manchester (Hannah McKay/PA)

Rebecca Coulton said she had turned to help from her “handy” dad when jobs needing doing, although her partner Chris Leyland had helped to build a table.

Mrs May joked: “I didn’t choose a DIY specialist either, I can tell you.”

The Chancellor, meanwhile, urged the couple to “tell all your friends, £10 billion into the scheme” as they chatted over a cup of tea.

Ms Coulton said: “I can’t recommend it enough.”

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