Former prime minister Theresa May has been pictured in a classic local campaign shot – pointing at a pothole in her constituency.
Perhaps preparing to adorn her leaflets with some images of life after Number 10, Mrs May joined up with the leader of her local council, the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead, to smile gleefully at a hole in the road.
Council leader Simon Dudley tweeted: “With @theresa_may reporting her first potholes in Alexandra Road in Belmont ward in #Maidenhead under the new 24 hour working repair scheme from @RBWM.”
It’s a far cry from her days negotiating the Brexit deal in Brussels, and her smile is probably wider than new leader Boris Johnson’s, who has dealt with the resignations of two ministers in two days, shortly after sacking 21 of his Tory MPs and losing his Commons majority.
A visibly relaxed Mrs May was wearing white Converse and a navy suit, along with minimal jewellery, but didn’t appear to be sporting her famous Frida Kahlo bracelet.
She was also pictured at a doorstep holding leaflets, and with other activists, including husband Philip, on Alexandra Road. It’s not clear who she was campaigning on behalf of.
The council announced its 24-hour pothole repair line in May, and it launched at the beginning of this month. It means all potholes 40mm deep will be repaired within 24 hours, regardless of the category of road they are on.
Belmont ward in Windsor and Maidenhead is currently held by the Liberal Democrats, with the Conservatives finishing fourth and fifth in the May local elections.
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