An advertising van displaying a message in support of the Conservative party caused long delays on the M6 after it was blown over by a gust of wind.

The van, which displays the message “For the best Brexit deal vote Conservative on 8th June”, tipped over onto its side as it was driving north along the M6 between Lymm and Woolston.

No-one was injured in the accident, but motorists faced long queues and a 30 miles-per-hour speed limit while authorities cleared the scene.

After making sure there were no injuries from the accident, local Labour councillor Rashid joked to the Warrington Guardian:

“It seems as though the fate of this wagon is telling us all something!

“Clearly it is neither strong nor stable and is a symbol of Theresa May and the Tories’ weak and wobbly campaign.

“The Tories have misjudged the feelings of the British people and with this wagon, David Mowat and the Tories have chosen a shambolic way to get across an unreliable and flimsy message.

“What it says isn’t even true: Sir Keir Starmer QC is of course Labour’s shadow secretary of state for exiting the European Union and is very well qualified to take the lead on the Brexit negotiations so they’ve got their facts wrong too.”

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