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Conservative Glyn Davies Has Vote Counted Despite Penis Drawn On His Ballot Paper

08/05/2015 17:46 BST | Updated 08/05/2015 17:59 BST

A returning Conservative MP giggled like a schoolboy after one disgruntled voter drew a penis next to his name on their ballot slip - and the vote was still counted.

Glyn Davies easily held onto the Montgomeryshire constituency in mid Wales after being chosen by 45% of the voters.

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Conservative MP Glyn Davies had a vote for him counted despite a person drawing a penis next to his name on a ballot paper

The 71-year-old, who has successfully battled colon cancer, said one of the more memorable events of the election night was one voter's bizarre attempt to spoil their ballot paper.

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Mr Davies wrote on his Facebook page: "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."

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