Wednesday 7 December 2016

'Penis' poll vote 'deemed valid'

Published 08/05/2015 | 14:21

A voting paper with a risque drawing was deemed legitimate at one count, an MP said
A voting paper with a risque drawing was deemed legitimate at one count, an MP said

A returning Conservative MP giggled like a schoolboy after one disgruntled voter drew a penis next to his name on their ballot slip - only for the vote to count.

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Glyn Davies easily held onto the Montgomeryshire constituency in mid Wales after being chosen by 45% of the voters.

And the 71-year-old said the victory was made all the more sweeter after saying nearest rivals the Liberal Democrats had thrown the "kitchen sink" at their campaign.

However, the former assembly member - who has successfully battled colon cancer - said one of the more memorable events of the night was down to one person's bizarre attempt to spoil their ballot papers.

Mr Davies wrote on his Facebook page: "One voter decided to draw a detailed representation of a penis instead of a cross in my box on one ballot paper.

"Amazingly, because it was neatly drawn within the confines of the box the returning officer deemed it a valid vote. I'm not sure the artist meant it to count, but I am grateful. If I knew who it was, I would like to thank him ( or her) personally."

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