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Brits get a chance to vote for gnome leader of the ‘Garden Party’

TrendingBy Karl Doyle
THE GNOME OFFICE: Garden gnome depictions of the UK political party leaders (left to right) Scottish National Party leader Nicola Sturgeon, Labour leader Ed Miliband, Conservative Party leader and Prime Minister David Cameron, Liberal Democrats leader Nick Clegg and Ukip leader Nigel Farage
THE GNOME OFFICE: Garden gnome depictions of the UK political party leaders (left to right) Scottish National Party leader Nicola Sturgeon, Labour leader Ed Miliband, Conservative Party leader and Prime Minister David Cameron, Liberal Democrats leader Nick Clegg and Ukip leader Nigel Farage

While the UK election juggernaut rolls on, sucking up news on websites and in the papers, some light-hearted relief has come in the shape of some garden gnomes.

Now gardeners across Britain are being offered the chance to vote for the gnome leader of the Garden Party.

Each of the figures - Gnome Cameron, Gnome Clegg, Gnome Farage, Gnome Miliband, Gnome Sturgeon, Gnome Wood and Gnome Bennett - come with their own ballot box, to encourage people to vote.

Their light-hearted aim is to get ideas for a ‘Gnomisfesto’, in a bid to get the rights and interests of gardeners represented, and then present it to Parliament.

They are campaigning for policies such as bigger sheds and greener grass.

The rosy-cheeked characters have been unveiled by B&Q which is running snap polls across the UK to help green-fingered Brits decide who to elect as leader of The Garden Party.

To kick-start the first of many snap polls around the UK, the retailer hosted a "mini-election" at its Sutton store in south-west London, and will now go on a national tour to help the public make a decision on who to lead their garden.