A drawing of a penis literally helped the Tories to an election win

It turns out democracy isn't 100 per cent foolproof: who knew?

Case in point, Glyn Davies, who was returned as the Tory MP for Montgomeryshire thanks in part to one voter who drew a penis next to his name on the ballot paper.

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Davies wrote on Facebook that while the scribble was probably intended as a protest, it was actually accepted as a legitimate vote.

One voter decided to draw a detailed representation of a penis instead of a cross in my box on one ballot paper.

Amazingly, because it was neatly drawn within the confines of the box the returning officer deemed it a valid vote. I'm not sure the artist meant it to count, but I am grateful. If I knew who it was, I would like to thank him (or her) personally.

Other sources have suggested this had been the 'dick pic election'.

Overall we are reminded of this leaflet:

What a time to be alive. Unless you're a non-Tory voter, and in the UK there are about 38 million of them.

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