Candidates' names missing from Hull postal ballot paper

The names of Karl Turner (Labour) and Sarah Walpole (Greens) are missing from some postal ballot papers sent out in Hull.

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Hull Council apologises for 'printing error' on ballot paper

Hull City Council has apologised for a printing error which saw two parliamentary candidates missing from postal ballot papers sent out to constituents.

Around 484 people living in east Hull who registered to vote by post after 1 April 2015 were sent out the ballot paper with the printing error.

Hull East Constituency candidates Karl Turner, standing for Labour, and Sarah Walpole, standing for the Green Party were missing from the ballot papers.

The council says ballot papers are being re-issued with a slip explaining the error.

Firstly I would like to unreservedly apologise to Karl Turner and Sarah Walpole for this inadvertent mistake that was made on this second print run of postal votes for those who registered to vote after 1 April and also to those residents who have received the incorrect papers to make their postal vote.

We are investigating with our printing supplier to find out what has gone wrong. We are printing and sending out a new batch of postal votes for those residents who are affected. This will be done as quickly as possible to ensure that it does not affect people’s chance to have their say in next week’s General Election.

– Ian Anderson, the council’s Acting Returning Officer for the General Elections

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