Love it or hate it? Artist creates giant portrait of Tory leadership hopeful Boris Johnson out of Marmite

Credit: Nathan Wyburn

A Welsh artist has turned Conservative leadership hopeful Boris Johnson into an actual Marmite character - by creating a giant portrait of the politician on several pieces of toast.

Mr Johnson is known for dividing opinion, much like the distinctive savoury spread.

Welsh artist, Nathan Wyburn, who is known for creating celebrity portraits out of foods and household items, created the Conservative leadership favourite out of marmite.

Wyburn's other works have included a portrait of Margaret Thatcher made out of coal and a picture of Sir David Attenborough made out of cigarettes to highlight the issue of litter on beaches.

Conservative MPs will vote again on Wednesday night to continue narrowing down the number of candidates in the leadership race.

The results of Tuesday's Tory leadership vote Credit: PA Graphics

The candidate with the lowest amount of votes will be forced out of the competition.

Any candidates who fail to get more than 33 votes will also be out.

In the last round of voting on Tuesday, Mr Johnson increased his lead by a further 12 votes.

Rory Stewart was the only candidate to have more of a increase with 18 although his total remains significantly behind Mr Johnson's.