The former Labour supporter slammed the left-wing politician for his plans to add VAT on private school fees during Monday night’s live election debate.
During the town hall segment of the Battle for Number 10 programme on Channel 4 and Sky News, the audience were invited to grill Mr Corbyn and Theresa May.
The audience member blast: “I’m a proud Mancunian and a small business owner brought up in a Labour-voting household by salt-of-the-Earth parents who gave me their best.
“Why have you made it impossible for me to vote Labour in this election with your ruthless, short-sighted polices, such as 26 per cent corporation tax, the abolishment of zero-hour contracts, a £10-per-hour living wage and now you want to put VAT on my children’s school fees.”
Jeremy Corbyn was put under the spot by a small business owner.
The Labour leader answered by suggesting the country had become “badly divided” and he is seeking to address the gap between the richest and poorest in society.
Mr Corbyn replied: “This country is badly divided between the richest and the poorest.
“You put corporate tax and tax on the top end down then that division gets greater.
“Are you happy that so many out our children are going to school in super-size classes, that so many of our children are going to school hungry?
“Are you happy with so many people are waiting for operations? You don’t address these problems by ignoring them.
I appeal to you as a person who has traditionally supported our party to recognise that we’re all better off when everybody is better off.”
Mr Corbyn also faced a stern challenge from a Brexit voters about his refusal to put a number on what immigration will be after Brexit.
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He said he accepted the result of the referendum and that Britain would be leaving the European Union.
But the Labour leader insisted that he would not put a figure on an immigration cap as he took a swipe at Mrs May’s Government for failing to reach their pledged figure at their third election.
He added: “We accept the result of the referendum. It has happened, we accept it.
“I am not going to stand here and put a figure on it. Our Prime Minister has done that now in the third election and got nowhere near meeting that figure.
“I would have thought that under a managed migration system it certainly would not go up anymore. It would probably – I don’t to be held to this – probably come down/ It is a probability.”