Voters had to take some care when voting in Prestatyn North on May 3rd, as the Labour candidate was called Paul Penlington and the Conservative Allan Pennington. But the council’s counting staff did not take the same care when it came to the count, as WalesOnline reports:
Returning officer and council chief executive Mohammed Mehmet said a block of ballot papers which should have been allocated to the Labour candidate Paul Penlington were “inadvertently” allocated to Tory Allan Pennington, who won the last of the three seats available on the ward.
Mr Penlington or Labour now have until May 24 to decide whether to apply to the election court to have the ballot papers scrutinised by a judge – a procedure which could cost them a four-figure sum.
Hat-tip: Maria Pretzler.