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Hung Parliament

Here is an election story that made me chuckle.

John Benton, Editor

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Some parents we know well decided to take their primary-school-aged children with them to vote. It would be good for the kids’ education. So the dad got his voting slip, took them into the voting booth, explained and put his cross in the box, folded the paper and popped it into the ballot box as they watched. Next it was mum’s turn and of course the children wanted to go with her too. Dad waited outside. But then suddenly, for all to hear, there came shouts from the voting booth. ‘No! Mummy, you’ve done it wrong! You’ve put the cross in the wrong box!’