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‘Giant’ Senedd candidate becomes social media meme – but he’s not actually that massive

24 Aug 2022 2 minute read
Jeremy Kent as depicted online

A spoof post featuring a ‘giant’ Senedd candidate has gone viral on social media.

Gresford Councillor Jeremy Kent was out campaigning during last year’s Senedd elections, in which he was the Wrexham Conservative candidate, when the photo was taken in which he unwittingly became part of the online meme.

His image was posted by Twitter user ‘Garby’ as part of a spoof of a trend whereby users posted images of their Conservative MPs, with accompanying text saying that they had “voted to allow water companies to discharge raw sewage into Britain’s waterways”.

Garby posted the photoshopped image of Jeremy Kent campaigning with leadership contender and former Chancellor Rishi Sunak and Wrexham’s MP Sarah Atheron at last year’s Senedd election.

“This is my local Conservative MP, Chongo,” he said. “He voted to allow gamma radiation and growth hormones to enter the food chain. See you at the next election.”

In reality, the very tall Jeremy Kent is not quite the size depicted in the image, being but head and shoulders above the 5’5″ Rishi Sunak, rather than twice his size.

Jeremy Kent campaigning in the Senedd election last year

The Councillor himself reacted to the meme, saying: “Moral of the story.. don’t put the tall one at the front…

“As for the pose… well for that I am truly guilty and don’t understand it myself.”

Jeremy Kent was ultimately narrowly beaten in the Senedd election, 7,450 votes to 7,099, by Labour’s Lesley Griffiths.


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Rob
Rob
1 month ago

Uh oh Chongo.

Y Cymro
Y Cymro
1 month ago

Whatever true size he is, big or small, he’ll always be morally vacant and a social pariah. After all he is a Conservative.

Dirk Shorn David
Dirk Shorn David
1 month ago
Reply to  Y Cymro

They still get more votes than Plaid Cymru though don’t they?

Gareth Wyn Jones
Gareth Wyn Jones
1 month ago

I like your play on screen word game, like the name ‘Tory’ and its nasty origins you are proud to use the connotation of the name ‘traitor’ with pride it seems

Dirk Shorn David
Dirk Shorn David
1 month ago

No. It’s my actual name.

Please don’t be disrespectful of my Brabantian heritage, it’s racist enough on here.

SundanceKid
SundanceKid
1 month ago

Apart from in the council elections, where they have no overall control of any council in Wales.

They are in no position to stop councils from implementing all those unpopular Welsh Government laws and regulations on second homes or Welsh language schools, that they dislike so much.

Marc
Marc
1 month ago

This is the only way they can fill the Senedd with Tories!

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