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It's official: if this hung parliament stuff isn't resolved by Monday, this is how it will be decided. The Queen will cut the deck.
Playing card decides Yarmouth council seat

A pack of cards was used to decide the winner in one ward at the local council elections at Great Yarmouth in Norfolk.

The votes for Yarmouth North were counted four times with Conservative Bob Peck who was defending his seat and Labour's Charlie Marsden both on 1034. A pack of cards was produced by acting returning officer Richard Packham and the Conservative candidate drew a three and his Labour opponent a seven. An extra vote was given to Labour who have now taken the seat.

Mr Packham told BBC Radio Norfolk that in such a situation, the option was to draw lots, toss a coin or cut a deck of cards.

The Conservatives made one gain in Caister South and lost one seat on the turn of a card, meaning the overall layout of the council remained the same with the Conservatives in overall control. (BBC)

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strictlytrue
May. 7th, 2010 09:35 pm (UTC)
"Clever girl..."
Councillor Bob Peck, you say...
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