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Family’s desperate plea to gran begging her not to vote Tory with huge banner

In the run up to the general election, political debates rage on, tempers flare and families can easily become divided.

One family in particular seems to be having some issues when it comes to voting – and they've made their private problems public for all who are heading into Leeds to see.

A banner has been hung on a bridge over one of the main routes into Leeds, providing a potentially dangerous distraction for drivers but much amusement for passengers.

The large white sign appears to be the last attempt for some children and grandchildren to convince their gran not to vote for the Conservative Party on December 12.



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The banner reads: "Gran – please, please, please, don't vote Conservative, Love from your kids."

It's unclear who made the sign, or whether the desperate plea has served it's purpose, but a number of people have spotted it and snapped photos.

These pictures have started doing the rounds on Twitter and many are applauding whoever is behind it.

One person wrote: "Seen on the main road into Leeds today. Bloody love it!"

Another said: "On the road into Leeds. Gran please."

"Leeds. You rock," added a different user.


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However not everyone was quite so impressed with the sign.

Others urged the grandmother to ignore her relatives and joked she shouldn't leave any inheritance to them.

"Don't listen gran," proclaimed someone else.

A second wrote: "I hope gran sticks to her guns."

This amusing tweet follows a post by Jeremy Corbyn this morning, which saw the Labour Party leader trolling thousands.

The 70-year-old took to Twitter this morning, sharing a cheeky tweet which claimed "personal images" from his past had been sent to some media outlets.

He then shared a link, which promised to reveal the "truth" about said images.

However, when clicked on, the link takes people to a Labour Party page which helps people find their local polling station.

His tweet went viral, with over 28,000 likes, over 9,000 retweets and more than 1,000 comments.

A number of people responded confessing that they had been duped by the tweet and it had "scared" them for a moment.

Others praised Corbyn for posting it and branded the trick "amazing", "clever" and "brilliant".

Some even went as far as to say that his social media team deserved a free pint or two.

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