THERESA MAY has condemned as “absolutely ridiculous” a decision to drop the word Easter from a Cadbury and National Trust egg hunt.

The Archbishop of York has criticised the chocolate giant after it emerged that this year’s Easter campaign in conjunction with the trust is called the “Cadbury’s Great British Egg Hunt”.

Some 300 Easter egg hunts will take place this year at National Trust properties including Cliveden House and Hughenden Manor.

Mrs May, the MP for Maidenhead, told ITV News: “I’m not just a vicar’s daughter – I’m a member of the National Trust as well.

“I think the stance they have taken is absolutely ridiculous. I don’t know what they are thinking about frankly. Easter’s very important.

"It’s important to me.

"It’s a very important festival for the Christian faith for millions across the world.

"So I think what the National Trust is doing is frankly just ridiculous.”