Penguin gets more votes than Lib Dem candidate
The Lib Dems were left red-faced after one of their candidates received less votes than a man dressed as a penguin.
Mike 'Professor Pongoo' Ferrigan got 444 votes in the Pentland Hills ward for City of Edinburgh Council, 74 more than Lib Dem candidate Stuart Bridges.
Lib Dem leader Jenny Dawe said: "It would have been nicer not to have been beaten by professor whatever-his-name-was but at the end of the day that wasn't on our list of likely ones we would do well on, so no surprises there."
"Pongoo" Ferrigan said he was "utterly ecstatic" to have beaten the Lib Dems in Pentland Hills.
He said: "I think they're finished. The Lib Dems should get more active in communities if they want to get more votes.
"Because of the situation, sadly, in national politics down south and Nick Clegg's compromises, they will have to look at this and learn a lesson."
The three seats in Pentland Hills were shared by Labour, SNP and Conservatives.
Edited by mandible, 04 May 2012 - 07:33 AM.