Sunday 4 December 2016

Willy aims to ruffle a few feathers

Published 10/02/2011 | 05:00

THIS rural candidate has admitted winging it slightly with his election campaign yesterday.

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William Cockalorum, known to his friends as 'Willy the Cock Chicken', announced his intention to seek voter approval in Co Wicklow as an independent after ensuring his beak was on every lamppost in his hometown of Kilmacanogue.

However, when quizzed about how he would deal with the IMF and ECB, Willy's campaign workers said he would tell Jean-Claude Trichet to "get stuffed" and "keep his beak out of our business".

Willy's campaign manager Belinda Hickey (pictured, with fellow supporter Gus Denis) said Willy had received huge support from local people, who are egging him on.

But she admitted that the 'candidate' was all just a bit of fun: "We've put up the posters to hopefully give people a bit of a laugh in a tongue-in-cheek way.

"People are really suffering out there and are sick and tired of politicians swanning around in their cars while they get hammered. This will give people a bit of a laugh and a break from the other faces on the posters."

The electorate are now asking Willy or won't he?

"He's winging it a bit at the moment," admits Belinda, "but we're confident he'll be cock of the walk on polling day."

Irish Independent

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