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Dear politicians, stop being so awkward on Instagram

Joe Roberts for Metro.co.uk

Dear politicians, stop being so awkward on Instagram
We’ll never forget Vince Cable’s wink. Even if we tried.

Politicians love social media, they really do.

But, quite frankly, it’s getting a bit awkward.

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They started on Facebook and Twitter, relentlessly updating their feeds from inside the House of Commons.

And it seems they’ve found a new favourite. Enter Instagram.

Once the playground of show-offs boasting about their picture perfect lives, the photo-sharing platform has now been infiltrated by the Westminster bubble.

From embarrassing group photos to stage-managed poses, it’s all become too painful to watch.

But watch we did…

Here’s David Warburton checking in with his constituents in Somerset

Dear politicians, stop being so awkward on Instagram
(Picture: Instagram/davidwarburtonmp)

Andrew Gwynne thinks we might want to see his ‘lurgy selfie’

Dear politicians, stop being so awkward on Instagram
We don’t (Picture: Instagram/gwynnemp)

But we will take pics of your pet Chihuahua

Dear politicians, stop being so awkward on Instagram
Now that is what Instagram is really about (Picture: Instagram/gwynnemp)

Tracey Crouch looks pretty happy with herself

Dear politicians, stop being so awkward on Instagram
Nice headphones Tracey (Picture: Instagram/traceycrouchmp)

Chuka Umunna joins the headphones hype

Dear politicians, stop being so awkward on Instagram
You ok hun? (Picture: Instagram/chuka_umunna)

James Cleverly on his way to work and mastering the sultry selfie while he’s at it – well, sort of

Dear politicians, stop being so awkward on Instagram
Coming to a screen not near you (Picture: Instagram/jamescleverly)

Fancy a career change Clive Lewis?

Dear politicians, stop being so awkward on Instagram
(Picture: Instagram/clivelmp)

Nothing like a piano-side photo op to perfect the awkward arm

Dear politicians, stop being so awkward on Instagram
Top marks Robert Buckland (Picture: Instagram/robertbuckland.qc.mp)

Amanda Solloway is quite literally ‘laying a brick!’

Dear politicians, stop being so awkward on Instagram
(Picture: Instagram/amandasollowaymp)

If in doubt, find something to lean on

Dear politicians, stop being so awkward on Instagram
Kevin Brennan looking very natural. Not (Picture: Instagram/kevinbrennanmp)

Jacob Rees-Mogg Part One: Alone in the countryside

Dear politicians, stop being so awkward on Instagram
(Picture: Instagram/Jacob_rees_mogg)

Part Two: Still alone in the countryside

Dear politicians, stop being so awkward on Instagram
(Picture: Instagram/Jacob_rees_mogg)

Part Three: Gently strokes calf with friends, including mini-me son

Dear politicians, stop being so awkward on Instagram
Nearly a Thatcher moment (Picture: Instagram/Jacob_rees_mogg)

Stella Creasy is so ready for her close-up now

Dear politicians, stop being so awkward on Instagram
(Picture: Instagram/stellacreasy)

The wooden smiles. The closeness. Sadiq Khan and Hillary Clinton are just too awkward

Dear politicians, stop being so awkward on Instagram
So awks (Picture: Instagram/sadiq)

Who has two thumbs and loves Raynes Park?

Dear politicians, stop being so awkward on Instagram
It’s Stephen Hammond, that’s who (Picture: Instagram/stephen_hammond_wimbledon)

If Stephen Twigg isn’t on something, he will tackle it

Dear politicians, stop being so awkward on Instagram
(Picture: Instagram/stephentwiggmp)

Get a room you two!

Dear politicians, stop being so awkward on Instagram
Helen Whately and Chris Grayling having some awkward tension (Picture: Instagram/helen_whately)

On that note, we’ll leave you with Michael Fabricant offering up a ‘swollen cucumber’

Dear politicians, stop being so awkward on Instagram
No additional comments needed (Picture: Instagram/mike_fabricant)

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