There’s now a David Lidington parody account, and it’s just as good as the Liz Truss one

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By Katie King on

Is any Lord Chancellor safe?

David Lidington being sworn in, alongside Sir Terence Etherton (L) and Lord Thomas (R). Image via @JudiciaryUK

Weeks after being handed the Cabinet position by Theresa May, new Justice Secretary David Lidington has been hung out to dry by a brilliant new parody account.

The unknown tweeter, who at the time of writing has just 250 followers, documents the day-to-day struggles faced by Lidington. You’ll notice instantly there’s a particular focus on dry cleaning, this because the MP hit headlines some years back when he claimed over £1,000 in dry cleaning expenses. Here are a couple of examples:

Away from his laundry escapades, parody Dave also spends a lot of time tweeting about his enthusiasm for bettering the prison service:

Lidington is not the only Lord Chancellor to be graced with a parody account. @RealLizTruss had us, and thousands more followers, in stitches during Truss’ very short tenure as head of the Ministry of Justice.

The high calibre of Truss-y tweets gives us confidence Lidington will be just as funny: the accounts are run by the same person! They told us Truss was “an absolute dream to parody”, but that Dave will pose more challenges. They continued:

Whereas Liz provided much of the material herself — some of her comments really are beyond parody — Dave is a very different character. I voiced Liz as being nice, but a bit dim and ignorant of the law, prisons, etc, as well as being pretty self-centered and lazy. Dave is still in development, but his main characteristics are being a bit domestic (in his real tweets he calls his wife ‘Mrs L’, so I’m doing the same) and slightly obsessive about dry cleaning.

Let’s hope the anonymous comedy marvel enjoys documenting Lidington’s antics as much as he has Truss’.

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