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Ukip candidate left off papers; ELECTION IN BRIEF.

A North East Ukip candidate has been left off ballot papers delivered to a polling station in an election day glitch.

The name of David Hodgson did not appear on papers delivered to the Harrowgate Hill ward in the Darlington seat.

Darlington Borough Council confirmed that 89 ballot papers had been issued without the full list of candidates. "As soon as the issue was identified, corrected ballot papers were issued to the polling station concerned," the council said, adding that voting was continuing "as normal".

Ukip said that it would be considering what action to take while Mr Hodgson said that there were "serious questions" for the council to answer.

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Publication:The Journal (Newcastle, England)
Date:May 8, 2015
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