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Tory candidate's face superimposed over child and teacher in bizarre election GIF

PUBLISHED: 11:48 07 December 2019 | UPDATED: 18:08 07 December 2019

Chloe Smith's face superimposed over a teacher and child in an election GIF posted on her Twitter page. Picture: Chloe Smith

Chloe Smith's face superimposed over a teacher and child in an election GIF posted on her Twitter page. Picture: Chloe Smith

Chloe Smith

A Conservative candidate has sparked bemusement on social media with an election GIF which has her face superimposed over a child and teacher.

Chloe Smith's face superimposed over a teacher and child in an election GIF posted on her Twitter page. Picture: Chloe SmithChloe Smith's face superimposed over a teacher and child in an election GIF posted on her Twitter page. Picture: Chloe Smith

On Twitter, Norwich North Conservative candidate Chloe Smith posted a GIF on Friday encouraging people to vote for her on December 12.

In the GIF, a series of pictures flash on the screen in quick succession, showing Ms Smith posing for pictures with headings such as 'jobs', 'NHS', 'education' and 'transport' spread across the montage.

But eagle-eyed Twitter users spotted something unusual about the 'education' slide, showing Ms Smith with what looks to be a schoolchild and teacher.

But on closer inspection, Ms Smith's face has been superimposed on the child and teacher, which are partially hidden under the education heading.

The tweet was taken down at around 2.30pm on Saturday afternoon.

Her election agent, Adam Burt, said: "The GIF explained Chloe's priorities for Norwich North in a fast-paced way. It is usual practice to conceal the face of a child in a picture used online."

Chloe Smith's face superimposed over a teacher in an election GIF posted on her Twitter page. Picture: Chloe SmithChloe Smith's face superimposed over a teacher in an election GIF posted on her Twitter page. Picture: Chloe Smith

Ms Smith has held the Norwich North seat since 2009 but her majority whittled down from nearly 4,500 to just 507 votes in the last election.

She is up against Labour candidate Karen Davis, Liberal Democrat's Dave Thomas, UKIP's David Moreland and Adrian Holmes from the Green Party.

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