Dr Bradbrook, a molecular biologist, admitted in the interview that she had “done lots of good things but I also don’t get it all right” before revealing she drove a car.
When asked by Mr Foufas if it was electric, she said: “No, because I can’t afford it. But if somebody wants to give me £5,000 you can convert my car to electric, and I don’t have the money at the minute.”
Asked what car she drives, she admitted it was diesel but said: “It was claimed to be a really green car at the time when I bought it.”
She added: “I can’t get my kids to sports fixtures, they are both into football and rugby, I do lots of liftsharing but I can’t get them there because we don’t have buses that run on a Sunday.
“Some of the things are systemic issues aren’t they? We all do what we can.”
Dr Bradbrook then accused Mr Foufas of “trying to make it personal”.
Mr Foufas replied: “How can you say it’s not personal? You are asking me and politicians to change my life personally, so of course it is personal.
“If you drive a diesel, if you take a holiday that takes up 11,000 air miles and then you are asking me or asking politicians to enforce rules that make me change my life, of course I am going to say you are a hypocrite.”
Earlier this month, the Government’s climate change tsar admitted that he still drives a diesel car. Alok Sharma, the president of the Cop26 UN climate change conference said his next car would be electric.