Andrea Leadsom has been hilariously mocked on Twitter over her comments that being a parent gives her the edge over Conservative Party leadership rival Theresa May.
Commenting in Saturday’s Times newspaper, Leadsom said being a mother “means you have a very real stake in the future of our country”.
Despite later insisting she was not trying to make it an issue in the Tory leadership election, nine Conservative MPs have spoken out against her, branding the comments “vile”.
A spoof twitter account, @LeadsomsTips was set up on Saturday night by Jason Spacey and has sent out tweets with the hashtag #MumKnowsBest.
Despite only posting a dozen-odd tweets, the account has already amassed over 23,000 followers.
Tweets include advice on the effectiveness of the “naughty step”, when to answer questions with, “because I said so” and come from a battle-hardened mum who has “negotiated vegetable consumption deals with three children”.
Not surprisingly, reaction to the account has also been somewhat amusing.
The most recent tweet from the account concerned Andy Murray straight sets victory at Wimbledon. It gave credit for the win to Murray’s mother.