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Solicitor turned Tory candidate produces incredible Alan Partridge-esque election video

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Sir Greg Knight’s campaign clip has gone viral

A former solicitor turned Conservative party candidate has sent Twitter into meltdown after producing a hilarious Alan Partridge-esque election video.

Sir Greg Knight — who qualified as a solicitor in 1973 having previously studied at the College of Law (now The University of Law) in Guildford — has starred in a one-minute campaign clip in which he explains why Britain will be in safe hands under a Conservative government.

Seeking re-election in East Yorkshire in Thursday’s election, IT law specialist Knight can be seen entering a Conservative poster-clad office sporting a blue blazer and chino combo. Addressing the camera directly, Knight urges people to back Prime Minister Theresa May instead of a “coalition of chaos” headed up by Labour’s Jeremy Corbyn.

Having finished his short piece to camera, the video — only surfacing on Twitter this morning despite being published on YouTube last month — then shifts to a bizarre 80s-style song featuring custom lyrics. It says:

You’ll get accountability, with Conservative delivery. Make sure this time you get it right, vote for Greg Kniiiiiight!

Racking up over 125,000 views, many Twitter users have suggested Knight’s video has taken inspiration from fellow blazer and chino loving fictional radio host Alan Partridge:

Partridge, played by actor Steve Coogan, is known for his on-air awkwardness and passion for 80s music. Lovely stuff Knight.

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21 Comments

Not Amused

How is this not bullying? And why are some forms of bullying ok?

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Anonymous

In much the same way that you’re a barrister.

I.e. Not

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Anonymous

I agree.

It’s not funny to mock the mentally disabled.

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Anonymous

Shouldn’t have put the article up then Alex.

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Trumpenkrieg

Bullying is OK when the target is white.

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Corbyn. Sympathiser

Not sure posting a video to your own YouTube channel can be construed as bullying, but I’m happy for you to enlighten me on how it is.

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Bob Massingbird

bully/ˈbʊli/verb

gerund or present participle: bullying
“use superior strength or influence to intimidate (someone), typically to force them to do something.”

Its not bullying because nobody forced this chap to put up the video and because nobody is forcing him to do anything by ridiculing it. He’s probably rather glad of the publicity.

Now smell my cheese you mother….

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Lynn Benfield

Legal Cheek: in case you need to update your coverage on executive assistant pay, Alan recently raised mine from £8,000 to £9,500.

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Alan Partridge

Lynn, pick me up a Ginsters Cornish Pasty, a Scotch Egg and some Tungsten tipped screws

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A.Nonymous

Would this even get a mention if it had been a Labour candidate? I suspect not.

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Anonymous

Is that you, Trumpenkrieg?

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Corbyn. Sympathiser

Yes I think if the recent experiences of the Labour Party have taught us anything it’s that the press is highly reluctant to mock them.

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Anonymous

I believe it’s rather cool.

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Corbyn. Sympathiser

I’m sorry to hear this.

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Anonymous

…’in which he explains why Britain will be in safe hands under a Conservative government. ‘

I only had to read this far before getting why it’s hilarious.

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Mr Weasel

He’s got my stoat.

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Sir Greggs Pastie

Pesky kids!

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Anonymous

I love the fact that at the beginning of the video he walks past a picture of himself.

If you pause it, it looks like there’s two of him – one Greg Knight is walking through the door and the other Greg Knight is looking through a small window in the wall.

The two Greg Knights ask themselves which of them is the evil Greg Knight and which is the good Greg Knight. They scream, for they do not know.

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Ciaran Goggins

A-ha, but what are his views on the Hull by pass?

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Anonymous

Greg Knight won the East Yorkshire constituency with a majority of 15,000.

He bagged over 50% of the votes cast.

That man up there, Greg Knight. 15,000 majority. Probably do about the same, or better, this year.

Jesus Christ what a country.

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