Politicians hit by eggs: A brief history

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

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

Ruth Kelly: 6 February 2006

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. Credit: John Stillwell/PA Wire

David Cameron: 21 October 2010

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. 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. 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 Credit: Joe Giddens/PA Wire