Thursday, 26 June 2008

Dash to the polls

Labour and the Liberal Democrats may not be standing in the by-election caused by the resignation of David Davis but the former shadow Home Secretary won't be lonely.

No fewer than 26 candidates have signed up for the July 10th poll in Haltemprice and Howden, including Mad Cow-girl from the Official Monster Raving Loony Party, David Icke, and the former Vale of Glamorgan Tory MP Walter Sweeney.

It may not take long to count the votes on the night but it may take a while to read them out. With two dozen lost deposits expected at £500 a time, it should prove a nice little earner for the public purse.

In the spirit of public service blogging, I bring you the list in full:

Grace Christine Astley (Ind)
David Laurence Bishop (Church of the Militant Elvis Party)
Ronnie Carroll (Make Politicians History)
Mad Cow-Girl (The Official Monster Raving Loony Party)
David Craig (Ind)
Herbert Winford Crossman (Ind)
Tess Culnane (National Front Britain for the British)
Thomas Faithful Darwood (Ind)
David Michael Davis (The Conservative Party Candidate)
Tony Farnon (Ind)
Eamonn Fitzy Fitzpatrick (Ind)
Christopher Mark Foren (Ind)
Gemma Dawn Garrett (Miss Great Britain Party)
George Hargreaves (Christian party)
Hamish Howitt (Freedom 4 Choice)
David Icke (no description given)
John Nicholson (Ind)
Shan Oakes (Green Party)
David Pinder (The New Party)
Joanne Robinson (English Democrats - Putting England First)
Jill Saward (Ind)
Norman Scarth (Ind)
Walter Edward Sweeney (Ind)
Christopher John Talbot (Socialist Equality Party)
John Randale Upex (Ind)
Greg Wood (Ind)


Anonymous said...

"The Tories... may not be standing". Is that a Freudian slip? Really enjoy the Blog by the way, a pity the Beeb couldn't add it to make a Welsh political triumvirate.

Anonymous said...

Sorry to point this out, but DD is a Tory - it's Labour that's not standing.

David Cornock said...

As Captain Mainwaring would have said, I wondered who'd be the first person to spot that. Thanks for pointing out the cock-up, which I've now corrected. Sorry, Thursday was a bit of a long day......