After Theresa May announced her departure for June 7th, several big name Conservatives have announced their candidacies for the party leadership; including Michael Gove, Andrea Leadsom and Boris Johnson.
In a surprising twist the latest candidate to be announced is a potato that bears a striking resemblance to former Prime Minister Maragaret Thatcher. Mr Graham Simms, Farmer, was astounded when he was aproached by two Tory members wishing to propose his spud as leader. ‘I think she would make as fine a leader as her doppelganger. She’ll need to work on her temper though, she can be a little chippy.’
There are already eight people confirmed. Sir Graham Brady, Liz Truss and Priti Patel are all thought to still be considering a bid.
The two MPs engineering this campaign, who wished to remain anonymous, claimed that their party has been in decline ever since Mrs Thatcher was forced out in 1990. ‘We have kept the faith and kept our eyes open. Our reward has come. Yes, some people will claim it is just a potato, but put a nice crisp shirt on it, a nice jacket, and nobody will be able to tell the difference.’
Once everyone is declared the list will be whittled down to two. It will then be a straight vote by the Conservative party membership for the new leader.
Elite advertising agency Saatchi and Saatchi have already been enlisted for the campaign, unveiling their slogan ‘For a return to the salad days of Britain’.
The potato is yet to comment.