Election billboard blunder

The billboard poster was in Carlisle but was for the Labour parliamentary candidate for Lancaster Credit: Viewer photo

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."

– Spokesperson, Carlisle Labour Party