LABOUR MP Emily Thornberry has been praised for her response to the question of whether or not a “woman can have a penis”.

The shadow attorney general made an appearance on Nick Ferrari’s LBC show on Friday morning and was asked to give a “detailed” answer to the question about transgender people.

It comes after Labour leader Keir Starmer floundered when asked the same question on the show last week.

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Ferrari continually pushed Starmer to answer the question, but he refused to bite.

On Friday, the same issue was put to Thornberry.

Presenter Ferarri said: “You [Thornberry] were once asked - can a woman have a penis and said people are complex and different, it's up to listeners to decide if I've given a full answer to that.

“Are you ready to give us a slightly more detailed rather than nuanced answer to that question, can a woman have a penis?”

The Labour MP was quick to retort: “Most women are like me or the women MPs you know, or my mum, or my daughter.

“Of course most women are biologically adult females.

“There are however, a minority of people who are born into the wrong gender who are deeply unhappy and marginalized people who frankly, we should have a bit of compassion for and should not be using them in some sort of culture war.

“Women who are trans deserve to be recognised and yes, therefore some of them will have penises.

“Frankly, I'm not looking at that skirt. I don't care.

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“What I care about is that they're looked after properly and that they are not used as a political football by a Prime Minister who ought to know better.”

Social media users backed the MP's answer.

One said: "This is the ONLY answer."

Another added: "Win for Thornberry to a frankly tedious line of questioning."

While one added: "Great answer by Thornberry to a question which no reputable journalist should even be asking. This might all be one big joke to Nick who has no idea what being marginalised feels like but these are human beings we are talking about, we should have at least an ounce of empathy."

It comes after Starmer gave a slightly different answer to the same question. After being pushed, he told LBC: "I'm not... I don't think we can conduct this debate with...

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"I don't think that discussing this issue in this way helps anyone in the long run.

"What I want to see is a reform of the law as it is, but I am also an advocate of safe spaces for women and I want to have a discussion that is... anybody who genuinely wants to find a way through this, I want to discuss that with, and I do find that too many people - in my view - retreat or hold a position of which is intolerant of others.

"And that's not picking on any individual at all, but I don't like intolerance, I like open discussion."

The line of questioning has been leveled at other UK politicians including Jacob-Rees Mogg, who said no, and then quoted the Bible.