The “Bus Pass Elvis Party”, which campaigns on a platform to reduce vets’ fees and give OAPs a discount in brothels, has beaten the Liberal Democrats in a by-election.
The Liberal Democrats in Nottingham were beaten by the “bus-pass Elvis party” who got 11 more votes than their candidate in the Clifton North council election.
Labour won the vote with 1,179 votes, beating the Tories who got 1,025. But the upset came in third place – as the Lib Dems were pushed down below Dave Bishop of the “bus pass Elvis party” who polled 67, a clear 11 above the Liberal Democrats’ showing of 56.
The Labour Party press office were quick to tweet the scorecard.
The Lib Dems were beaten in a council by-election last night by a candidate called ‘Bus Pass Elvis’. pic.twitter.com/TOdsB0ybQV
— Labour Press Team (@labourpress) March 7, 2014
The Bus Pass Elvis party goes by several different names including the Elvis Loves Pets Party and the Church of the Militant Elvis. Largely a protest movement – it has a scattershot range of policies across social and environmental issues.
It is led by a retired painter and decorator, Dave Bishop, also known as Lord Biro.
It’s not the best news for the Liberal Democrats. But perhaps people actually liked my policies of legalising brothels Lord Biro
The Elvis Party stands against the destruction of the Amazon rainforest and the expansion of Tescos on high streets and for a reduction in vets’ fees.
Mr Bishop told the Nottingham Post: “It’s not the best news for the Liberal Democrats. But perhaps people actually liked my policies of legalising brothels with a 30 per cent reduction for OAPs and holding an enquiry into the cost of vets fees.”
Mr Bishop said he was confident of beating the Liberal Democrats at the next general election..