Politicians hit by eggs: A brief history

After Nigel Farage was egged during a visit to Nottingham, a brief look at previous eggings in recent political history.

John Major: 6 April 1992

In 1992, Conservative leader John Major was attacked with an egg while campaigning in Hedge End.

John Prescott: 5 May 2003

Then Deputy Prime Minister John Prescott scuffles with a protester after being hit by an egg in Rhyl, north Wales.
Then Deputy Prime Minister John Prescott scuffles with a protester after being hit by an egg in Rhyl, north Wales. Credit: David Kendall/PA Wire

Ruth Kelly: 6 February 2006

Former education secretary Ruth Kelly is hit by an egg outside Salford Magistrates Court.
Former education secretary Ruth Kelly is hit by an egg outside Salford Magistrates Court. Credit: Martin Rickett/PA Wire

Nick Griffin: 9 June 2009

BNP leader Nick Griffin is rushed to his car after being egged in Westminster.
BNP leader Nick Griffin is rushed to his car after being egged in Westminster. Credit: John Stillwell/PA Wire

David Cameron: 21 October 2010

Egg is seen on then Conservative leader David Cameron's back after he was egged during a pre-election visit to Cornwall College Saltash.
Egg is seen on David Cameron's back after he was egged during a pre-election visit to Cornwall College Saltash. Credit: Johnny Green/PA Archive

George Galloway 30 March 2012

A supporter wipes egg from George Galloway's face after the Respect MP's by-election win in Bradford West.
A supporter wipes egg from George Galloway's face after the Respect MP's by-election win in Bradford West. Credit: Dave Thompson/PA Wire

Ed Miliband: 4 May 2012

While being interviewed by ITV Meridian's political correspondent Phil Hornby in Southampton, someone decided to crack an egg on the shoulder of Labour leader Ed Miliband.

Ed Miliband: 14 August 2013

Ed Miliband smiles after an egg is hurled at him in Walworth, south London.
Ed Miliband smiles after an egg is hurled at him in Walworth, south London. Credit: Lewis Whyld/PA Wire

Nigel Farage: 1 May 2014

UKIP leader Nigel Farage is hit by an egg as he gets out of his car in Nottingham city centre
UKIP leader Nigel Farage is hit by an egg as he gets out of his car in Nottingham city centre Credit: Joe Giddens/PA Wire