Urine trouble: Labour canvasser relieves himself outside voter’s home

Labour's vote slashed? Andrew Pakes, parliamentary candidate for MK South.

Labour's vote slashed? Andrew Pakes, parliamentary candidate for MK South.

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A political wheeze took on a whole new meaning when a canvasser was caught urinating in a voter’s bush while delivering campaign leaflets at the weekend.

Labour’s parliamentary candidate Andrew Pakes has been forced to apologise over Saturday’s waterworks incident by one of his team, which he described as “not great”.

Nathan Crossman took to Twitter to voice his disgust - using the hashtag #lostvotes - after confronting the unidentified campaigner outside his home.

But unimpressed by the perpetrator’s excuse of being “caught short”, Mr Crossman has now made an official complaint to the Labour Party.

Responding to the news, Mr Pakes, who is running for Milton Keynes South, said: “Apologies for that. Not great.

“Everyone is a volunteer, but I will give a reminder to act better or use common sense.”

MK Labour volunteers

MK Labour volunteers

Despite his apology, the situation went from bad to bladder when Mr Crossman replied: “Common sense, maybe, but maybe more the fact to follow the laws that our government set out for us and representing the government.

“If it was me £80 fine, joke. I have been very vocal - putting my views on here, Facebook and emailing the party to share my disgust.”

“I just saw someone coming to my door using the bushes as a toilet”.

Nathan Crossman, MK South voter