AN unsuccessful candidate in last week’s General Election in Cheshire has approved of graffiti on his own advertising board.

Ryan Jude stood for election to become member of Parliament for Tatton, which now includes Lymm following constituency boundary changes.

However, the Labour candidate narrowly lost out to incumbent Conservative MP and former cabinet minister Esther McVey following recounts.

As part of his election campaign, Ryan has an advertising board installed in Knutsford with his face on and the words ‘Vote Jude’.

However, since the results came in, the board has been ‘vandalised’ – but it has all been taken in jest and in a positive manner.

The word ‘Hey’ has been spray painted over 'Vote' to say ‘Hey Jude’ in reference to the talismanic England and Real Madrid midfielder.

Someone has also stuck a photo of Bellingham’s face over Ryan’s and an England badge has been stuck over the word ‘change’ in ‘It’s time for change’.

Instead of July 4, which was election voting day, the number four has been changed to a 6 to reference when England took on Switzerland in Saturday’s quarter-final match.

England went on to win the game on penalties, setting up a semi-final showdown with the Netherlands.

Ryan shared a photo of the election advert on his X, formerly Twitter, page, and this has since gone viral, with 12,000 likes.

Commenting on it, Ryan said: “I approve of this repurposing of my election board in Knutsford. Come on England.”