Theresa May dons high-vis vest to marshal Easter 10-mile race

The Prime Minister lent a hand at a Good Friday race, marshalling participants in the annual Maidenhead Easter 10.

Theresa May was spotted clapping runners around the course and directing them through in a yellow high-vis jacket.

But she came with additional security – the prime ministerial Jaguar was never far from view.

Mrs May is back in her constituency for the Easter weekend after a walking trip in Wales this week.

Her attendance at the 10-mile race prompted jokes about her ability to manage her cabinet, as well as questions of whether she had decided to join the Gilet-Jaunes (yellow vest) protests in France.

According to the Daily Mirror, she had been spotted signing one competitor’s badge and giving out high-fives. She even posed for pictures.

Her walking holiday also marked two years since she decided to call the snap general election of 2017 which saw the Tories lose their parliamentary majority.

The Maidenhead Easter 10 is organised by the Berkshire town’s athletics club and 2019 was its 66th year.

Mrs May will return to parliament on Tuesday following the shorter Easter break.

She returns to her own cabinet in confusion about which version of Brexit it wants, her deal in disarray after suffering three Commons defeats and MPs’ fury at the lengthy extension.

Mrs May’s plan is to bring an alternative formed from the cross-party talks to parliament in the hope of getting enough support from MPs to get something over the line.

But if the cross-party discussions fail to come back with one single plan, she will hold her own indicative votes with several options presented to MPs.

The UK is set to have to take part in European Parliament elections but the elected members may never take their seats, if a deal is agreed before the end of June.

The EU granted an extension until the end of October but this is flexible, and the UK can leave as soon as a deal is reached.

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