FAREHAM MP Suella Braverman has hit back after a string of celebrities took to Twitter to mock her Brexit Q&A session.

The news comes after comedian Jenifer Saunders, writer and presenter Danny Wallace and Holby City actor Catherine Russell took to twitter to comment on a photograph of the audience that Suella shared after the event.

Suella received online comments mocking the age of the audience.

Now she has spoken out saying their comments were “highly ignorant and in some instances offensive.”

Catherine Russell tweeted: “Your open meeting of 100 100year olds. Where are the young people who would have to live with this disastrous decision?”

Jennifer Saunders tweeted: “Average age???”

In response to their tweets Mrs Braverman said: “”The Brexit Q&A event on Friday was at full capacity and attracted residents from across the Fareham constituency with a wide range of views. It was advertised to constituents in the local papers and through my newsletter.

“Many comments made on Twitter were highly ignorant, and in some instances, offensive.

“The demographic of those present is irrelevant, and it is ironic that many ardent Remainers on Twitter who say they oppose Brexit on the grounds of xenophobia, race or age then make such judgemental comments.

“The event was very successful and I thank all those who attended to hold a very open and frank discussion about Brexit.

“ I look forward to holding similar events in the future.”

Up to 400 guests will now be able to attend a second session which is set to take place on March 1.

The session will take place from 6pm until 7.15pm at Fareham Community Church in West Street.