Thursday, May 12, 2011

Broxtowe ballot blunder sees wrong member of Lib Dem couple elected

From the Nottingham Evening Post:
Red-faced election officials declared the wrong member of a husband and wife team the winner at the ballot box.

Bob Charlesworth should have been announced as a successful candidate in the Broxtowe Borough Council elections last week.

But instead his wife Hazel Charlesworth – who was also running for office but polled 21 fewer votes – was elected to the seat in the Eastwood North and Greasley (Beauvale) ward.

The couple say they can see the funny side of the situation – but the council will now have to go to court to rectify the mistake.

Both husband and wife were standing as Lib Dem candidates on May 5.
Thanks to Martin Brookes.

1 comment:

Caron said...

Bob and Hazel? Great to see they are still around. I was on the E Mids Regional Exec with Bob many moons ago.

What a story, though.