Friday, 27 June 2008

Bad Night for Bears

Harry Bear of the Fur Play party finished a humiliating 12th at the Henley by-election with 73 votes, behind Louise Cole of the Miss Great Britain Party who attracted 91 voters.

Gordon Brown saw his candidate finish behind the Greens and the British National Party in fifth place, although the latest YouGov poll shows a narrowing of the gap between Conservatives and Labour.

The Lib Dems will breathe a sigh of relief as, although their candidate came nowhere near winning the seat, he did increase his share of the poll by 1.84 per cent.

At Howden and Haltemprice, David Davis will face 25 candidates, 12 of whom are independents. One, the infamous David Icke, has no party listed. Pundits are forecasting a tight race for second place between David Bishop representing the Church of the Militant Elvis and Mad Cow-Girl standing for the Official Monster Raving Loony Party.

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