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Panto Dame gets more votes than UKIP

Friday, 13 December 2019 06:28

By Ollie Heptinstall and Daniel Clark

Oh yes she does!

A Pantomime Dame standing for election in Exeter has received more votes than the city's UKIP candidate.

Daniel Page, who plays Dame Belladone, said that him standing for Parliament was a bit of a publicity stunt to promote Snow White at the Exeter Corn Exchange.

However, there was a serious message behind it to try and make sure people got out to vote.

He received 306 votes, someway off Ben Bradshaw's 29,882, but higher than his UKIP rival Duncan Odgers.

The 44-year-old was born and raised in Exeter before moving to London to become an actor, and has appeared seven times back in the city in Pantomime.


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