Tory MP Mark Francois is no stranger to doing and saying some pretty strange things.
Just yesterday he said the “country will explode” if the UK doesn’t leave the EU on October 31.
Now Francois has popped up in his constituency of Rayleigh dressed as a policeman. To be more precise, it appears he’s standing outside a local pub dressed as a copper - complete with stab-proof vest.
It’s not exactly clear why he’s dressed this way. There was a post on the MP's website which said he was meeting with local police, but this doesn't explain his choice to dress like one.
Nevertheless, Twitter found it rather amusing.
Essex police were even forced to clarify that Francois is not a police officer.