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Banksy offers limited edition prints for anti-Tory votes

Banksy's election souvenir special. Credit: Banksy.co.uk

The graffiti artist Banksy is offering voters free limited edition prints if they vote against the Conservative party.

A statement on the artist's website asked voters to show they had voted against Conservative candidates by sending pictures of their ballot papers.

The controversial artist also took to social media to convey his message.

The full statement read:

An exclusive new Banksy print will be released on the 9th June. This limited edition artwork on archival quality paper is completely free, but is only available to registered voters in the Bristol North West, Bristol West, North Somerset, Thornbury, Kingswood and Filton constituencies.

Simply send in a photo of your ballot paper from polling day showing you voted against the Conservative candidate and this complimentary gift will be mailed to you."

– Banksy.co.uk
The offer on Banksy's Instagram page. Credit: Instagram

Rules against influencing the votes of other people include giving food, drink, entertainment or provision to make someone vote a certain way.

The Electoral Commission has also warned people against taking pictures of their ballot papers, although there is legal confusion about the issue.

A small 'lawyer's note' appearing under the statement on Banksy's website read:

"This print is a souvenir piece of campaign material, it is in no way meant to influence the choices of the electorate, has no monetary value, is for amusement purposes only and is strictly not for re-sale. Terms and conditions to follow, postage not included."

– Banksy.co.uk

Banksy's spokeswoman Jo Brooks confirmed the artist had made the offer.