The Electoral Reform Society has introduced an extra choice on all election ballot papers: a cock and balls.
‘To be honest, some people make a right balls-up of spoiling their ballot paper, and truly cock it up,’ said society chairman Chris Johnson. ‘Counters are tired of continually having to ask if the mark is a protest or a cartoon of Michael Gove.’
Opponents to the decision point to the newly formed Cock and Balls Party, set up with the aim of ‘shafting the electorate at every opportunity.’
‘Their logo is also a cock and balls, which means they might gain some votes by mistake,’ said one Tory MP. ‘And anyway, shafting the electorate is what we’re here for.’