Watch: Change UK MP’s David Brent moment

Watch: Change UK MP's David Brent moment
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Change UK are faring dreadfully in the polls with the party's support down to just one per cent, according to a recent survey. But Joan Ryan – the Labour MP who defected to the fledgling outfit earlier this year – has a new strategy to try and turn things around: firing voters up with a motivational pep talk.

Speaking to activists at a rally in Bath, Ryan told those gathered to 'look at your hands please'. Once they had done so she then said: 'That's it, it's there, it's in your hands. So take your hands and get out there.'

Mr S wonders whether Ryan is trying to channel David Brent. If so, she is doing a good job...

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