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Tory MP wins after angry voter draws penis on ballot

An angry voter drew a picture of a penis on his ballot paper instead of an X for a Tory MP - and it counted as a vote.

Conservative MP Glyn Davies revealed how the voter's penis protest backfired by giving him the extra vote and helped him keep his seat.

Instead of being counted as a spoiled vote the returning officer decided to count it as a proper X.

Mr Davies said he was grateful: "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. 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.

– Glyn Davies MP, Montgomeryshire

Farmer Mr Davies held his seat in Montgomeryshire in mid Wales with an increased majority of 5,325 votes.


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The party also highlighted Byron Davies' victory in Gower, which has been a Labour seat since before the First World War.

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