Election 2015: MP thanks voter for penis ballot paper mark

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For some the phrase "put a mark next to one candidate" is open to interpretation.

Especially to one voter who drew a penis on their ballot slip - only for the vote to count.

Returning Conservative MP Glyn Davies held onto the Montgomeryshire constituency in mid Wales after getting 45% of the voters.

But the 71-year-old said the best part of his election night was the spoiled 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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