2022 UK By-elections

A blog post by Albert Semple

24 Jun 2022

I think this poem may qualify me as a specialist advisor. How do I collect my £100k?

With two by-election results in the press
The Tory majority's now a bit less.
Results of the voting were never in doubt.
Recall how the vacancies did come about?
A Tory in jail for abusing a kid,
The other consumed a pornography vid,
But not just discretely,  he broke a taboo,
He did it at work where his colleagues could view.
So here's some advice for our future election,
Exclude certain candidate types from selection:
Refrain from selecting an addict of porn;
And choosing a paedophile just attracts scorn.
Accessible version

See BBC Coverage of Tiverton and Honiton and Wakefield by-elections.