Facebook and Twitter users have taken it in turns to mock the Conservative party online after news broke that their advertising van with the slogan ‘strong and stable’ on it overturned on the motorway in high winds.
The van fell on its side along the M6 between Lymm and Walston causing motorists long delays, but fortunately nobody was injured in the accident.
After the incident was reported by the Warrington Guardian, Labour councillor Faisal Rashid said: “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.”
One user tweeted:
“Oh god this is too perfect – a ‘strong and stable’ Tory ad van that had been driving round town blew over on the motorway,”
While another said:
“May’s weak and wobbly campaign’s crashed, an overturned Tory ‘best Brexit deal’ Ad Van shutting the M6. It’s a sign!”
A Cheshire Police spokesperson said: “At 10.10am this morning police received a report of an overturned van on the Thelwall viaduct M6 northbound.
“An advertising van had overturned as it crossed the viaduct blocking a lane. No one appears to have been injured.
“There is disruption to traffic in the area and it is advised to use alternative routes until the carriageway is clear.”
Theresa May has told voters that they should choose Conservative Party to “strengthen her negotiating hand” when it comes to two years of talks over leaving the European Union.
Most polls are showing her party as having a significant lead over Labour, even though that lead has narrowed over the past few weeks.