The stone tablet used by Ed Miliband in the run-up to the last general election appears to have been discovered... in the garden of a Chelsea restaurant.
Twitter users including Ben Fogle have posted images of what looks to be the much-mocked plinth dubbed ‘Ed Stone’, which listed six key pledges the former Labour leader vowed to keep if he was elected Prime Minister in 2015.
Little was known about what happened to the bizarre prop, with some reports suggesting it had been demolished and others that it was hidden under lock and key in a warehouse.
But the owners of the Ivy Chelsea Garden has confirmed it is in its outdoor dining area after it was spotted partially hidden in the foliage.
TV presenter Ben Fogle took a picture and wrote on Twitter: “Look at what I just discovered in a hidden, overgrown corner of Chelsea. Do you want it back @jeremycorbyn #edstone”
And BBC journalist Jack Evans also took a photo, claiming to have “found the #edstone”.
The tablet measured more than eight feet in height and was ridiculed across the media after Mr Miliband unveiled it in a car park in Hastings, East Sussex.
He said he’d plant it in the Downing Street garden to prove he wouldn’t break his promises, but the visual metaphor went down like a ton of stone with Labour backers and voters, as the Conservatives led by David Cameron won an unexpected majority .
The King’s Road restaurant is owned by Caprice Holdings.
A spokesman said: “We bought the stone a couple of years ago at a charity auction.
“We thought it would be fun to have Ed’s Stone, which was such an iconic image of the election, and put it outside in the garden.
“So many people comment on it and was an opportunity too good to pass up.”
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