One thing you can say about these by-elections, they’re not dull:
The Anti-Crime Party candidate himself earned a ticking off from police yesterday when he tried to campaign outside a supermarket…
A police spokesman said: “The police were contacted by staff at Tesco’s shortly after half-past ten.
“They asked for assistance in removing a man from the front of the store they considered to be causing a nuisance to shoppers.
“An officer went to the scene and talked to the man, a candidate in the forthcoming by-election.
“He was given suitable advice and agreed to leave the area and continue his campaigning in Ferryhill. He had not committed any offence and at no stage was he arrested.” [Northern Echo]