It’s Jeremy Cor-bun! York baker creates a loaf in the image of the Labour leader

Phil's Labour leader loaf. Photograph: Haxby Bakehouse on Instagram
7 Jun 2017 @ 8.09 pm
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It’s been a gruelling election campaign – but Jeremy Corbyn looks oven fresh.

And that’s no surprise, because in this image he tops a hand-baked loaf created by a York baker.

Phil Clayton decided to make clear his political allegiance in the best way he could – by adding the Labour leader to one of his delicious sourdough loaves.

Buttering up Jezza

Photograph: Haxby Bakehouse on Instagram
Phil, who runs Haxby Bakehouse, thinks Theresa May makes a crumby PM so he has also fashioned a ‘Tories Out’ loaf.

And his final slice of electioneering is one with the word Corbyn above a Nike tick.

Phil Instagrammed his creations with a message to Jeremy Corbyn:

Hope you don’t mind your face appearing on our loaves for the next few days. Getting the message across via bread.

To which Nathan Tivers had cheekily replied: “Careful, Theresa’s gonna mess up your wheat fields.”

‘Your bread has spread’

Another contributor showed that his campaign was conquering the world: “Love and solidarity from the South East coast, here in Brighton. I was sent to this pic via Canada. I think your bread has spread.”

Several cafés and food shops have been proudly displaying the #LabourLoaves, including the Pig & Pastry and Good Food Shop both on Bishopthorpe Road, and Partisan Coffee Shop on Micklegate.

The Haxby Bakehouse produces a wide range of breads including ciabatta, potato and rosemary and seeded rye loaves, as well as treats like croissants and chocolate pecan brioche.

The team bake 1,000 loaves on the Friday shift alone, and the bakery supplies to Castle Howard, The Star Inn The City, the Fossgate Social and Walmgate Ale House among other outlets.