Monday, April 07, 2008

Lib Dem by-election candidate says he was assaulted

From the Lancashire Evening Post:

Police are investigating an alleged attack on an election candidate who claims he was punched while delivering leaflets.

Andrew Fowler, the Liberal Democrat candidate for the Charnock by-election on Penwortham Town Council, was canvassing on Wednesday.

The Lancashire Evening Post? Yes, despite its name Penwortham is not a Cornish fishing village but a town situated across the Ribble from Preston.

Even so, it is a surprise to see passions running so high in an election to what is effectively a parish council. May I recommend the Bonkers Patent Exploding Focus (for use in marginal wards)?

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