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This election candidate got ZERO votes

He says he definitely voted for himself.

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A SOCIALIST CANDIDATE in the UK is calling for a recount after he received no votes in the country’s recent local elections.

Paul Dennis stood for the Trade Union and Socialist Coalition (TUSC) in the Rainham North constituency, but failed to garner a single one of the 8,464 votes cast.

However, he says that he had voted for himself and his wife and father had pledged their support. He told the Mirror newspaper that the experience had left him embarrassed.

“I was gutted to be honest – it was a bit humiliating, especially at work.”

TUSC say that they will petition Medway Council to investigate the issue.

There were 13 ballots not counted because they were either void or had been filled out incorrectly.

In the 2014 Irish local elections, according to Elections Ireland, the fewest number of votes cast for a single candidate was the seven first preferences attained by Fís Nua’s Damon Wise in Ennis.

Which was still seven more than Dennis got.

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