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There's A Sign On The M6 In Cheshire Urging People To "Vote Pies"

Welcome to the North.

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If you've driven up the M6 recently you might have seen this inspiring political message.

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The sign, which started getting posted to social media in the last fortnight, has become a source of comfort to pie-loving northerners.

Saw some graffiti on a bridge that said 'vote pies', god damn it feels good to be home.

Motorists have marvelled at the effort it must have taken to create this ode to pastry.

On the M6 someone has gone to great and presumably dangerous lengths to graffiti "Vote Pies" on a motorway bridge. Democracy at its yummiest

One witness puts the sign at junction 18 on the northbound M6, near Holmes Chapel, Cheshire.

Who is behind the pie sign? A leading theory is that it's The Pies, the band who almost 30 years ago put a famous sign on the M57 in Liverpool, which read "THE PIES THE PIES".

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The Liverpool Echo reported last year that the band was getting ready to release its debut album.

The Pies' sign is firmly establised in popular culture. it provided inspiration for a novel from comic Alexi Sayle, Overtaken while 90s indie band Gomez named a B-side "M57 (The Pies the pies)".

But one thing is clear: If people had the chance, people would indeed vote for pies.

If it was AV this would obviously be my second preference #GE2015 #votepies #Labour

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    Yes. I would vote for pies.
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    No. I would not vote for pies.
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    I would only vote for pies that have a full pastry casing, not just some sad excuse of a puff pastry "lid".
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    Yes. I would vote for pies.
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    No. I would not vote for pies.
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    I would only vote for pies that have a full pastry casing, not just some sad excuse of a puff pastry "lid".

Patrick Smith is a senior reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in London.

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