THE story of the election candidate who died during the campaign and still ended up with 113 votes has tickled the diary columns. This being Ronnie Carroll, the two time Eurovision entrant, who passed away in the run-up to Thursday’s poll but remained on the ballot paper. If you think all of the chortling is all in bad taste in the face of a man’s death, Ronnie’s agent, Rainbow George, is almost certainly right that he would have seen the funny side of it.
Rainbow himself was at the election count, at which point he confirmed that Ronnie’s campaign had been “very low key”. Waving some campaign leaflets, he says in our video: “Unfortunately the electorate of Hampstead and Kilburn were not aware [why they should vote for Ronnie]. I printed up about 15,000 of these, but have only distributed about 1,000. His campaign was very low key.”
Deceased candidate Ronnie Carroll’s campaign was ‘a bit low key’, friend Rainbow George confirms pic.twitter.com/4Vyg5TQYOM
— Richard Osley (@RichardOsley) May 8, 2015