He posed on the slide, next to Conservative party banners and regrettably atop of a playing frame with unfortunately placed graffiti beneath him.
Patel, who reportedly is inspired by Boris Johnson (we guess no-one is completely perfect) told the press he didn’t notice the graffiti. And speaking to the Lancashire Telegraph following his council triumph, he said: “I am honestly speechless for once. This win is for the community. They want change I always felt it.
“In the past three years we have put a lot of work in the local neighbourhood and I think people have responded to that.
“I felt we had a chance. Next I just want to get to work.”
And get to work he clearly has done, much to the pride of his dedicated fan base who celebrated his swing fixing prowess:
@TigerPatel4BwD Wow - that was swift work... excellent! Every council needs someone with your energy who will get things done!
Someone even asked him to be the next leader of the Conservatives:
@TigerPatel4BwD Please just run for tory leader already. WE NEED YOU MR. PATEL!
— Lord Jordan of Nottinghamshire (@Lord Jordan of Nottinghamshire)
In other videos posted recently, Patel attacked previous councillors for not organising enough bin collections and went to clean up litter himself, showing that becoming a politician has not made him lose his down to earth qualities.