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Hatherleigh Walruses 2015 - Independence for Hatherleigh?

The banks of the River Lew throbbed with election fever yesterday (January 1st) as four 'parties' vied for support in Hatherleigh's first ever vote on independence for Devon's smallest town. It was clear that there's lots of support for the idea, but who can take us into those uncharted economic waters now that oil mining in the Lew is no longer viable? The river bank became Speakers Corner as arguments (and fights) broke out. Miss Whiplash and several bobbies intervened but they could barely keep control in the heightened atmosphere of the Hatherleigh hustings. Mayor Andy displayed his neutrality - as well as his expensive taste in official cloaks and bling - as he tried to keep track of votes on his crapometer ... er, clapometer! There was some chaos at this point and we're not sure of the result but it seemed to determine who had the right to get into the water first for the annual 5 minutes of submersion. This privilege seemed to go to the Scottish wing of the Hatherleigh Independence Team, or S*** as it's known hereabouts, but we're not too sure. Well done Walruses! And well done Mayor Andy for going under as well (but there's no claiming for those clothes mind!) Beneficiaries include Youth Football, Pre-School and Farms for City Children.

The election meeting begins at Speaker's Corner

The Presiding Officer calls for order ... some chance!

Manifestos are read

Placards galore!

Miss Whiplash 'welcomes' a local bobby

The latest Paris fashions were on show too.

First, the Agony as the Dip begins ...

Mayor Andy tries to save his bling

Finally, after 5 minutes... the escape

... and then the Ecstasy

 

Bonus Shots

The Scottish branch of the Hatherleigh Independence Team tended to be
more 'persuasive' than the rest!

No, he didn't go in but he makes a nice picture.


 


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