Former Tennent's Lager Lovelies model brings chicken to polling station

Karen Flynn's pet chicken Ricky joined her to vote
-Credit: (Image: Karen Flynn / X)

A former Tennent's Lager Lovelies model who appeared on beer cans back in the day has brought a chicken with her to the polling station.

Karen Flynn, who featured on around 20 million cans during the campaign, brought the bird - named Ricky - to vote near her home in Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, on Thursday.

Karen, who also featured in a Tennent's calendar in the 1970s, posted a hilarious picture of the pet chicken outside the polling station this morning. Ricky could be seen to be on a lead as Karen held up the bird with a sign saying 'Ricky Flynn, This is Your Poll Card'.

Karen featured as part of the lager lovelies ad campaign
Karen featured as part of the lager lovelies ad campaign -Credit:Karen Flynn / X

The former model posted the pictures on X, formally Twitter, and said: "Get out and vote #Aylesbury #Buckinghamshire #ButlerOut #CocksAtPollingStations Ricky's been out already."

The hilarious post left social media users in stitches. One person replied: "Absolutely brilliant! Love it."

Another said: "Now, Ricky would cause a sensation at any polling station I think." A third added: "Brilliant, turn a few heads!"

Ricky Flynn at the polling station
Ricky Flynn at the polling station -Credit:Karen Flynn / X

Karen, who is originally from Glasgow, featured as part of the famous ‘Tennent’s Lager Lovelies’ ad campaign which began in 1962.

By the end of the decade the Lager Lovelies grew to become one of Scotland’s most famous ad campaigns – with the iconic tins featuring scantily-clad women eventually worth thousands of pounds.

Between 1965 and 1991, beauty pageant queens, professional models and ‘girls-next-door’ were splashed on cans across the country and beyond. Dozens of women appeared on the labels over the decades and were seen as celebrities at the height of their fame.

Counting for Scotland's seats in Westminster will begin as soon as polling stations close at 10pm.

Millions of voters will be watching out for their constituency result in the much anticipated 2024 General Election and the winners of the 59 seats in Scotland are due to be announced in the early hours of Friday, July 5.

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