The Liberal Democrats have laughed off an embarrassing defeat in a Nottingham council by-election, where they were beaten into fourth place by a candidate from the Bus-pass Elvis party.
Lord Biro, whose real name is David Bishop, won 67 votes in the city's Clifton North ward, beating the Lib Dems' Tony Marshall by 11 votes - much to the Labour Party press office's amusement:
"It's not the best news for the Liberal Democrats. But perhaps people actually liked my policies of legalising brothels with a 30 per cent reduction for OAPs and holding an enquiry into the cost of vets fees", he said.
I actually had a few drinks last night at the (Lincolnshire) Poacher, got a bit drunk and had an argument with a group of Labour supporters and ended up getting chucked out.
Yesterday's vote was the eighth time Mr Bishop has stood for an Elvis-related political party, with previous incarnations including the Elvis Loves Pets party and the Elvis Goes Green party.
A Lib Dem spokesman joked that the party was "all shook up by the result".
Leader Nick Clegg tried to jokingly dismiss the result, claiming the by-election took place in an area of Nottingham in which the party "barely ever campaigned in in the past".
The party's president Tim Farron also had a more serious take on the result, tweeting: