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09/05/2014 11:33 BST | Updated 09/05/2014 11:59 BST

George Osborne Turns Down Man's Meat Pie

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British Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne is pictured prior to an EU Economic and Financial Affairs meeting on May06, 2014 at EU Headquarters in Brussels. AFP PHOTO/JOHN THYS (Photo credit should read JOHN THYS/AFP/Getty Images)

George Osborne turned down a bit of a man's pie on Friday.

The chancellor was visiting Bolton when he was approached by local Champak Fakira who asked if he wanted to share his freshly bought meat and potato pie. The Bolton News reports that Osborne politely declined to take a bite. "Thank you but I am going to be eating a bit later,” he said.

Fakira said he did not mind that his offer had been spurned. He said: "I’m not offended that he didn’t want any of my pie, I am off to eat it now.”

As we know, Osborne is more partial to a Byron burger. And of course David Cameron has been revealed as a Nandos fan - half chicken with hot Peri Peri sauce, coleslaw and a regular order of fries accompanied by a glass of red wine.