Video: did Theresa May’s video team forget to edit this woman out?

Theresa May’s recent ‘campaigning’ in Sutton and Cheam – she seems to have visited one or two streets – has proven to be an embarrassment on a number of counts. First, the @Conservatives Twitter account mis-recognised its own MP and tweeted that she was out with an Australian Labor MP.

Next, the local press revealed that – even though she had only visited one or two of the area’s most exclusive streets in a 70% Tory-voting ward – she had received a torrid time from many of the residents, who warned her ‘you’re lucky our kids aren’t here’.

And now May’s own video about the visit has inadvertently given a glimpse into the reaction of the area’s younger residents – presumably the daughter of the man chatting to May in the foreground – to the Prime Minister’s droning. Did the video team miss her in the background during editing?

It may, of course, be that they weren’t exactly spoiled for choice. In a video just forty-seconds long, the same man is used in two separate clips, suggesting that there may not have been so many friendly faces to pick from.

Either way, while it’s a fleeting moment, it bears eloquent testimony to the feelings of members of the public around Theresa May – on the occasions she meets any – who don’t normally make it into her PR videos.

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  1. I live in this London borough. The bin collection roll out was a disaster but is now fine. We have an overwhelmingly LD council, one LD MP, and one Tory MP in the borough. The Tories hopelessly outnumbered except in the very affluent areas, are an inward looking irritant using smears and scaremongering as their normal tactics. In the Labour Party we see the changing demographics adding to our numbers and the Tories becoming increasingly irrelevant. Roll on the council elections!

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