Monday, 14 July 2008

By-election fever

My BBC colleague Michael Crick has unearthed something of a scoop. The name of one of the 26 candidates in last week's Haltemprice and Howden by-election was misspelt on the ballot paper.

Walter Sweeney, who may be remembered by voters in the Vale of Glamorgan as their Tory MP between 1992 and 1997, lost an "e" from his surname during the electoral process.

Walter appears to have disappeared on holiday and may not be aware of the howler. As a solicitor himself he won't have far to go for legal advice on his return.

Anyone fancy a repeat by-election in August?

1 comment:

Oscar said...

Same thing happened in an electoral address here in Conwy county, printed and published and wrong name, all done by the candidate her self.
Still got in to claim her bounty!