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UK Loonies seek monster amount of votes

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Not all those standing for office in Britain are strictly conventional.

Although the Official Monster Raving Loony Party might inspire some with its proposals for a fleet of floating bicycles on the River Thames, to reduce both traffic congestion and public transport overcrowding.

The party has established a traditional presence at British elections going back decades.

It’s fielding 45 candidates, and launched its manifesto in an east London pub, hoping to attract disaffected voters.

Some drinkers said they would vote Loony, attracted by policies such as a call for buildings to be fitted with air conditioning units facing outwards to combat global warming.

Overall though it’s never won enough votes to retain its deposit at a general election, let alone a seat.