Electoral Commission rejects “Beer, Baccy and Crumpet party”

The BBC reports:

A party leader has branded the decision to ban the group’s “offensive” name from ballot papers “political correctness gone mad”.

The Beer, Baccy and Crumpet party was told by the Electoral Commission its name could not appear on voting slips in May.

In a review of party names it said the word crumpet could be seen as describing women “in a demeaning way”.

Party leader Ray Hall denied the term was offensive.

Mr Hall, who received 235 votes in a 2013 Eastleigh by-election after Chris Huhne resigned, said he is considering a new name for the party.

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