UK Politics

In pictures: Leaders' Christmas cards

The leaders of the UK's largest political parties have taken very different approaches to their official Christmas cards this year. Prime Minister David Cameron turned the clock back to May's general election, while Jeremy Corbyn opted for a photo of a snowy bicycle for his first card as Labour leader.

For those who did not make it on to the leaders' lists, here is a selection:

David Cameron went for a photo with his wife Samantha outside Downing Street in the aftermath of the Tories' election victory. They had just returned from visiting the Queen after the Conservatives defied the polls to secure an overall majority.


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Labour's Jeremy Corbyn opted for this winter scene, a stock photo taken in London after heavy snowfall in 2009. The back of the card saw Labour's traditional red rose replaced by a sprig of holly.

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Children's character Katie Morag is featured on First Minister Nicola Sturgeon's card, showing children from around the world being welcomed to her official residence, Bute House in Edinburgh.

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Schoolgirl Ami Woodburn won a competition to design Lib Dem leader Tim Farron's card:

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Green Party leader Natalie Bennett opted for the work of Leeds artist Eva Mileusnic to feature on the front of her 2015 Christmas card. It features a collage of different nationalities in their national dress on a vintage map of Britain, which Ms Bennett said celebrated the contributions made by a "wide range of diverse backgrounds".

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It's a minimalist look for Plaid Cymru leader Leanne Wood's card, which also features the party's daffodil logo atop the tree:

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Admittedly, this is not a leader's card - but the Commons Home Affairs Committee has produced this eye-catching Star-Wars themed Christmas card, featuring chairman Keith Vaz as Obi-Wan Kanobe and Home Secretary Theresa May as Princess Leia:

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