A life-sized cardboard cut-out of Communities Secretary Eric Pickles has enjoyed a trip across America courtesy of two British students.
When James Johnson and Daniel Falvey went on a road trip across the American south, they both believed there was no one better to accompany them on their travels than the MP for Brentwood and Ongar.
The students took the Communities Secretary to destinations across Nevada, New Mexico, California, Texas and Arizona.
'Mr Pickles' was pictured with Las Vegas showgirls, on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, on Miami Beach and even admiring the Golden Gate Bridge.
The Conservative-supporting undergraduates admit they are "huge fans" of Mr Pickles.
Writing on their Pickles Road Trip blog, they said:
The cut-out even earnt recognition from the man himself when Mr Pickles tweeted:
To read more on the adventures of the Secretary of State visit the Pickles Road Trip website