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Pat Wilson from Deal has knitted the Conservative and Labour candidates for Dover and Deal

An avid knitter from Deal has recreated politicians - in woolly form.

Pat Wilson, 57, of Griffin Street, knitted Dover and Deal Conservative candidate Charlie Elphicke and Labour candidate Clair Hawkins after receiving leaflets through her door.

Mrs Wilson creates knitted characters for a variety of events and presents them in the window of her home and tweets them from her account @twittingneedles.

Knitted MP Charlie Elphicke
Knitted MP Charlie Elphicke
Labour's candidate for Dover and Deal Clair Hawkins
Labour's candidate for Dover and Deal Clair Hawkins

She said: “Our local candidates should know better than post leaflets through my door.

"Clair Hawkins retweeted hers and came and saw it and declared it a bit scary.”

She has also knitted the leaders of the main political parties including Prime Minister David Cameron, Labour’s Ed Miliband, Lib Dem’s Nick Clegg, Ukip’s Nigel Farage and Green leader Natalie Bennett.

Pat Wilson has knitted Nigel Farage, Ed Miliband and David Cameron
Pat Wilson has knitted Nigel Farage, Ed Miliband and David Cameron

She said: “I knitted Natalie Bennett and Nick Clegg and Natalie retweeted it immediately.”

Previously she has knitted lifelike versions of the Royal Family, Olympic medals and her close friends and family.

She runs the website dealhighstreet.co.uk which helps to promote the high street and is a professional web developer.

Green party's leader Natalie Bennett
Green party's leader Natalie Bennett
Knitted Nick Clegg
Knitted Nick Clegg

Since posting pictures of the knitted leaders online, Mrs Wilson has received lots of interest from online sites such as The Sun and BuzzFeed.

The knitted leaders can be viewed from the window in Griffin Street now.


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