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