Updated: Friday, 24th November 2017 @ 8:08am

General Election 2017: Top moments of the campaign

General Election 2017: Top moments of the campaign

| By Hannah Crofts

It's been a brief General Election campaign in 2017 but there's been no shortage of the good, the bad and the ugly. And an upsurge in people running through wheat fields.

In no particular order, these are the moments that have brought much needed light relief in what might be the strangest race to number 10 in recent years. 

1.    Jeremy Corbyn eats a Pringle

After the leaders debate in Cambridge Jeremy Corbyn met supporters gathered outside, where one offered him a Pringle which he gratefully accepted to cheers from the crowd.

Why does it deserve to be included?

Not the most exciting moment of his campaign trail but brilliantly bizarre, and for that reason it deserves to be recognised.

2.    Tim Farron asks if Theresa May is hiding outside your house.

Theresa May was notably absent from the BBC leaders debate on May 31st.

Criticising the PM, and making his best attempt to scare the elderly about the so-called Dementia Tax, Farron said:

"Where do you think Theresa May is tonight? Take a look out your window. She might be out there sizing up your house to pay for your social care."

Why does it deserve to be included?

Following his comments a hilarious social media search for May began with #WheresTheresa  trending on Twitter.

3.    Ed Miliband reports Theresa May to the job centre.

Ed Miliband hasn't had as much of a high profile since resigning as leader of the Labour Party in 2015. Forced to observe things from the sidelines, in an unexpected turn of events he’s since become something of a sassy political commentator on Twitter.

In a recent tweet, he asked West End job centre how he could report someone for missing two job interviews. The person he was referring to? Theresa May.

Why does it deserve to be included?

It wasn't just a suggestion or a threat, he actually included the job centre’s twitter handle in his tweet.

4. Paul Nuttall barricades himself in a room to hide from reporters.

Like a toddler throwing a tantrum,  UKIP leader Paul Nuttall barricaded himself in a room and refused to answer questions from reporters back in April.

Why does it deserve to be included?

Purely for the fact the whole thing unraveled like an accidental comedy sketch.

5.  Iain Duncan Smith raps Eminem lyrics on Good Morning Britain

Mocking Diane Abbott for her car crash interview with LBC radio, Iain Duncan Smith rapped lyrics from Eminem’s Lose Yourself.

Why does it Deserve to be included?

This is the most middle-class rendition of an Eminem song ever and, let's face it, we’re all a bit impressed Iain Duncan smith actually knew the lyrics and executed this so well.

6.    Theresa May reveals the naughtiest thing she did as a child.

Whether it’s giving your cat a dodgy dye job or smearing your mum’s makeup on the walls, we've all done something naughty as a child.

In an ITV interview Theresa May revealed the naughtiest thing she did.

Why does it deserve to be included?

The innocence, the primness, the reference to the farmers not being happy. There are so many layers to this response that make it incredible.


7.  Tim Farron takes a ride in a hovercraft.

Politicians are always eager for top photo opportunities during election campaigns and Tim Farron hit the jackpot when he took a ride in a hovercraft.

Zooming across a beach in Somerset, and posing up a storm, he looked like what can only be described as possibly the worst James Bond impersonator in history.

Why does it deserve to be included?

Just look at him.

8.  Ed Miliband calls the bingo in Doncaster.

Adding to his repertoire further, Ed Miliband became the caller at a bingo hall in his Doncaster constituency for a night.

Why does it deserve to be included?

When he says “number 10” the ladies in the room shout back at him “you wish” to much laughter.

He also sounds like a natural and looks like he’s in his element.

9. Karen Bradley gets asked how many cornflakes you can buy with 6.8p.

Labour candidate Barry Gardiner challenged culture minister Karen Bradley on social care during a live interview on Channel 4 News.

The highlight being this question about cornflakes:

Why does it deserve to be included?

More politicians should take their opponents to task like this. It’s so savage Karen’s left speechless and bemused.

Image courtesy of Good Morning Britain via YouTube, with thanks.