It’s dog eat dog at elections
Last updated at 12:20, Monday, 30 April 2012
Carlisle city councillor Joe Hendry was delivering leaflets for the Labour Party ahead of this week’s local elections when a dog grabbed not just the leaflet but one of his fingers, and bit to the bone.
Councillor Hendry had to go to accident and emergency to have the injury treated.
“It gave me a hell of a fright,” he said.
“It brought home the old adage: ‘Once bitten, twice shy’. Maybe if you put your hand through people’s letterboxes you have to accept what you get.”
Was this the kind of occupational hazard they had in mind when they said politicians needed a thick skin?
Or perhaps, as some have suggested, the animal was a Tory attack dog.
First published at 11:29, Monday, 30 April 2012
Published by http://www.newsandstar.co.uk
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