It might be a joke, or he could be deadly serious, but one Northumberland man has launched his campaign for the 2015 elections – standing as an idiot.
Writing on a blog – idiot-voter.blogspot.co.uk – this man, who does not give his name, states that he is running for the Idiot Party, the Independent Democratic Ideologues Of Trotskyism, and has launched his ‘idiotic’ campaign.
Among his national policies, he is calling for a national cull of wasps, free puppies for everyone and replacing the bedroom tax with a withdrawing room tax.
He also has a ten-point plan for local policies, which includes a 50 per cent reduction of rainfall in Wooler, free helicopter transfer service between Longframlington, Pauperhaugh and Rothbury, no more windfarms in Northumberland...spend the money on paying people to cycle with grid-linked dynamos instead and for Hepple to have a Lord Mayor.
It remains to be seen if he will actually stand.