News Satire Spoof Parody Humour Jacques Chirac
DeadBrain: Daily news satire, spoof, parody and humour
  You have fallen over: Home > News31st October 
 
News in Depth
Local Elections 2003

Labour councillor's election punch not as effective as John Prescott's
The deputy leader of a Labour-controlled council took dramatic steps to try to increase interest in this Thursday's local elections today. While out campaigning in his Staffordshire constituency, a "protestor" who had been specially hired for the occasion threw an egg at Douglas Ramsbottom, a councillor for over twenty years. Mr Ramsbottom was hit in the face and immediately hit back at the protestor with a left hook, much in the way Deputy Prime Minister John Prescott did in the 2001 general election.

However, the incident was soon found out to be a badly orchestrated stunt after the so-called protestor was photographed receiving a brown envelope stuffed with cash from Mr Ramsbottom over a pub lunch.

A spokesman for Mr Ramsbottom said that he was just trying to create "a bit of excitement". "Like in the last general election, nobody is interested in this election," said Gregory T Mullet from the local Labour Association. "Doug is an experienced and respected politician he just wanted a bit of street-cred by thumping someone. He now accepts that it wasn't a good idea."

Other candidates for Mr Ramsbottom's ward have also tried their own publicity stunts. A woman standing for the Liberal Democrats was seen riding naked through the streets on a white horse handing out flyers to passers-by, while the Conservative candidate "accidentally" shot a hunt saboteur on his estate. The official candidate for the Monster Raving Loony Party meanwhile declared a complete ban on all things silly, turned up to public meetings dressed normally and without a water pistol, and has yet to blow a raspberry at any of the other candidates, but to little effect.

A spokesman for the local police said that they had initially been involved today's incident but both men have now said they do not intend to press charges.

Related articles
New Tory information minister hails election victory
British Apathy Party triumphs in elections
Election: e-voting cock-up, Bill Gates and Pacman elected
Labour councillor's election punch not as effective as John Prescott's
Local elections promise to be most exciting thing since last local elections

Look at this, moron.


 
Copyright ©2001-2006 DeadBrain. All rights reserved violently.Disclaimer | Privacy Policy | Sheep