THE Chancellor confused Bury with Burnley during a live TV blunder - despite the two towns being located 20 miles apart.

During an appearance on BBC Breakfast, Rishi Sunak appeared to mix up the name of the town he was conducting his broadcast interviews in, referring to Bury Market as the “world-famous Burnley market”.

It came after BBC Breakfast presenter Ben Thompson told Rishi Sunak he originated from Burnley.

Mr Sunak, answering a question about the Government’s so-called levelling-up agenda, said: “It is not just about being in the North by the way, we’re here in Burnley but if you are growing up in a village in the South West or even on the South Coast, people want to feel opportunity is there for them, wherever they happen to be.

“I put it down to two things. One is having pride in the place you call home and a lot of what we announced yesterday, the levelling-up fund – bids like Burnley market, world famous Burnley market, benefiting from £20m of investment.

“That’s going to create jobs. It is about improving the everyday infrastructure of our communities.”

Burnley is 20 miles north of Bury.

The interview came after the Chancellor delivered his budget on Wednesday.