Amusement as councillor James Lewis shares postcard where his face has been used as a stamp

The Leader of Leeds City Council has reacted with amusement after a resident used a picture of his face as a stamp.

Friday, 25th June 2021, 2:20 pm
The Leader of Leeds City Council received a postcard from a constituent with his face used as a stamp. Photo: James Lewis.

Councillor James Lewis for Kippax and Methley, shared a photograph of a postcard he received.

On it, the sender has printed and cut out a small photograph of the councillor, which was then franked by the Post Office with an official mark to indicate that postage does not need to be paid.

Mr Lewis, a lifelong Leeds United fan, said: "A resident has stuck a small picture of my face where a postage stamp should go on a post card and Royal Mail have franked and delivered it to me."

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People on social media reacted with amusement and plenty of jokes.

One social media user said: "Now, according to some arcane rule, James is now the ruling Monarch" while another added: "Bit worried James Lewis might be summonsed to the Palace for involuntary treason but first class response from Royal Mail."

Another added: "You do have a regal countenance", to which Mr Lewis responded: "That’s the nicest thing anyone has said to me all year".