Theresa May spotted in yellow vest working as marshal at Easter race

Smiling prime minister directs the runners in her constituency - and enjoys novel experience of people following her instructions

Rob Merrick
Deputy Political Editor
Friday 19 April 2019 18:50
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Theresa May participates as marshal Easter race in Maidenhead

Theresa May wore a hi-visibility jacket to help marshal a Good Friday race in her constituency, after returning from her Easter holiday in Wales.

A smiling prime minister handing out water to thirsty runners at the Easter 10 contest in Maidenhead and walked the route with her husband, Philip.

She also shared selfies with spectators before directing the runners, who – unlike so many Conservative MPs – followed her instructions, slapping the hands of some of them with the odd high-five as they passed by.

Ms May has returned earlier than expected from her walking holiday in the Welsh mountains, but before parliament resumes next Tuesday for a further bid to resolve the Brexit crisis.

No meaningful compromise talks took place with Labour in her absence – Jeremy Corbyn’s party still insisting she has yet to move on her ‘red lines’, without which there can be no cross-party agreement.

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