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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