Labour's Lee Sherriff has responded to a general election billboard blunder in Carlisle.
A poster for Cat Smith, the party's candidate 60 miles away in Lancaster, went up on Warwick Road, one of the main routes in and out of the city, yesterday.
It was taken down this morning.
Ms Sherriff, Labour's general election candidate for Carlisle, told ITV Border she doesn't think people in the city will have been confused by the error, which she said was due to a mix-up by the distribution company.
It was quite funny in a way. I was busy door knocking yesterday when I found out about the poster so I went to double check it. I have to say I laughed when I first saw it and sent Cat Smith a text saying the poster looks good, but it'd look much better in Lancaster!
"People have been asking if there's a poster of me in Lancaster or anywhere else in the country, but I can assure them, there isn't."
A billboard promoting a Labour general election candidate standing in a seat 60 miles from Carlisle was put up in the city.
The poster, for the party's Lancaster candidate Cat Smith, went up on Warwick Road - one of the main routes in and out of Carlisle - yesterday afternoon.
It was taken down this morning.
A Carlisle Labour Party spokesperson said:
"This mistake had nothing to do with Lee Sherriff or the local party. We understand it was to do with the distribution company."
The Labour Party's pink battle bus rolled into Carlisle today alongside Shadow Deputy Prime Minister Harriet Harman.
The bus, which is touring the UK to bring Labour's message to women voters, was in the city centre.
The colour of the bus has proved controversial with critics claiming it's patronising to use pink to woo female voters.
But Harriet Harman says the initiative is necessary because a large number of women in the North West didn't vote at the last election, and that people are focusing on the issues, rather than the colour:
Commenting on the latest polls by Lord Ashcroft, Scottish Labour Leader Jim Murphy has said "David Cameron will be rubbing his hands with glee when he sees these polls".
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There is no gloss that can be put on these polls. This is bad news for Scottish Labour but great news for the Tories.
David Cameron will be rubbing his hands with glee when he sees these polls, because any seat the SNP take from Scottish Labour makes it more likely the Tories will be the largest party across the UK.
We can’t let David Cameron back into Downing Street by the back door. That would be a disaster for Scotland, but it looks like that is what might happen if these polls in Scotland are repeated on election day."
But the Scottish Conservatives say this poll shows that their "are now in a real fight across Scotland".
A spokesperson for the Scottish Conservatives has said:
With the Liberal Democrat vote having collapsed completely, we offer Scots the opportunity to unite around a plan to finish the job of economic recovery and to secure Scotland’s place in the UK – any other vote will let Ed Miliband into Downing Street, with Alex Salmond calling the shots.
That’s the message we will be delivering before May. We know that more and more Scots are backing that plan.”
The Scottish National Party's General Election Campaign Director Angus Robertson MP has said the polls "are very encouraging", but that they aren't taking a single seat or vote for granted in May".
- Read more: Polls: SNP surge in 'no' and 'yes' voting areas'
The Deputy Leader of the Labour Party has taken to the ice during a visit to Carlisle. Harriet Harman who is Shadow Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, visited two venues the Labour run Council says are helping the economic recovery of the city. Watch Hannah McNulty's report
Labour's Deputy Leader Harriet Harman has taken to the ice at the new Ice Skating Rink at Bitts Park.
The Shadow Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport has also visited the Old Fire Station before work begins on a new £1 million art venue.
Labour's Deputy Leader Harriet Harman has arrived in Carlisle.
She is also the Shadow Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport.
Her trip will see her visit the Old Fire Station and the new Ice Skating Rink at Bitts Park.
Labour's Deputy Leader and Shadow Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, Harriet Harman is visiting Carlisle.
She's been invited by prospective parliamentary candidate Lee Sherriff.
The pair will visit the Old Fire Station before work begins on a new £1 million art venue, then look at the new Ice Skating Rink at Bitts Park.