Theresa May unveils 2016 Christmas Card drawn by children in constituency

The Prime Minister chose three designs as part of an annual competition 

Heather Saul
Thursday 08 December 2016 14:53
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Theresa May and her husband Philip May
Theresa May and her husband Philip May

Theresa May has bucked convention with her 2016 Christmas card by opting to use drawings from children in her constituency instead of a family photo.

The Prime Minister selected three designs from Jade Winsor, 11, Isabelle Milnes, five, and Sophie Brazil, 11, who all live in Maidenhead, as part of a competition Ms May runs with the Maidenhead Advertiser annually.

Ms May took a break from her protracted Brexit battle and batting questions over the cost of her sartorial choices to judge the competition, which had more than 600 entries.

The winning children have also been invited to turn on the Christmas Lights at Downing Street later today.

Ms May's predecessor David Cameron opted for a simple picture of himself and wife Samantha outside Number 10 in 2015, taken after the Conservatives won a majority in the general election, having no idea at the time that would be his last Christmas card as Prime Minister.

His previous Christmas cards used family photographs featuring their daughters Florence and Nancy.

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