Olney, whose party favours a second referendum on the terms of Brexit, was asked on Talk Radio whether she would be calling for a second by-election.
The incident raises the question of if PR professionals are ever right to intervene during a live interview, and if so, under what circumstances.
The incident attracted some criticism from a PR perspective.
Terrible PR work from whoever put Sarah Olney in front of Julia Hartley-Brewer. Harpooned straight away.— Johnny Munro (@ItsJohnnyMunro) December 2, 2016