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Change UK MP compared to David Brent for ’embarrassing’ plea for votes

Change UK – The Independent Group MP Joan Ryan asked supporters at a rally in Bath on Thursday to participate in a task which left viewers “cringing”. She said: “Can you just look at your hands please?” As she holds her hands out in front of her, Ms Ryan continued: “That’s it, it’s there, that’s the answer to this. It’s in your hands.”

That’s it, it’s there, that’s the answer to this. It’s in your hands

Joan Ryan

The comical clip sparked Twitter comparisons to a fictional character and comedic icon David Brent from BBC television series The Office, who was known on the show for his peculiar mannerisms.

One Twitter user wrote: “I’m Joan Ryan and you’ve been The Best.”

Another said: “David Brent’s let himself go.”

While others said they “cringed” watching the video as they branded it “lame” and “embarrassing”.

More people responded to the video with GIFs of Brent from The Office.

British people, as well as qualified EU citizens, will elect 73 MEPs to represent the 12 UK electoral regions at the European Parliament elections on May 23.

According to a new poll, Nigel Farage’s Brexit Party is set to win the most seats in the European Parliamentary elections.

Mr Farage revealed a new tactic on Monday being used by the Brexit Party during campaigns for the European election, arguing that “manifesto equals lie”.

He declared he will “never” use the word manifesto during his Brexit Party campaign for European elections.

The Brexit Party leader also claimed manifestos are a “deliberate tactic” used by other parties to “get away from a proper debate” on Brexit.

Labour holds second place on 16 percent, having dropped five percent since the local elections took place.

Change UK is now on 5 percent while votes for UKIP stand at 3 percent, and voting intention for all other parties stands at 7 percent.

The YouGov poll was conducted for The Times between May 8 and 9, 2019 and 2,212 British adults took part.

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