13 Incredibly Awkward Pictures Of Politicians Standing In Front Of Unfortunate Signs

    We've all been there.

    1. Ed Balls got unlucky when this The Book Of Mormon advert snuck up behind him.

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    2. David Cameron made the mistake of loitering outside Peacocks while out campaigning in Dunfermline.

    Michael Schofield

    3. Nick Clegg was trying to convince voters in Richmond that he was a man of the people. Oops.

    Gareth Fuller/PA

    4. Theresa May accidentally rewrote the Conservatives’ “A Better Future” slogan at their 2014 party conference.

    Laura Lean/City AM

    5. With suit jacket straining, David Cameron ambled past a food van in a timber yard in Reading.

    Lewis Whyld/PA

    6. Fluffy-haired Boris Johnson was blissfully unaware of the comedy being advertised on the bus behind him.


    7. Gordon Brown arrived at a meeting in London, weeks before he exited the stage as prime minister.


    8. George Osborne unwittingly blocked out most of the Conservatives sign behind him.

    Luke MacGregor / Reuters

    9. Gordon Brown chatted to students at Loughborough University.

    Lewis Whyld/PA

    10. What on earth was Harriet Harman thinking about while she campaigned for the 2010 election?

    Luke MacGregor / Reuters

    11. Poor Tony Blair, he really wasn't that long in the tooth.

    12. Think positive, Dave.


    13. A warning to all as Nigel Farage walks past.

    Anna Gowthorpe / PA Wire

    Emily Ashton is a senior political correspondent for BuzzFeed News and is based in London.

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