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Wednesday, 19 January 2011

There has been outrage in the gay community as it has been revealed that all the political candidates in the Oldham by-election were actually straight.

The gay community were up-in-arms at what it described as "deliberate misleading" from the government who labelled the vote as a by-election.

One elderly gay gentleman from the Oldham area said, "I saw there was a by-election in Oldham and couldn't wait to vote for my favourite bisexual candidate. However, I then learned that all the candidates are straight, which put me completely off it."

The public outrage from the local and national gay community has made the Coalition government reassess how it labels future local elections.

A spokesperson from the Conservative party said, "We, as a government, take any complaints about misrepresentation seriously and will be looking into this matter straight away, pardon the pun."

"Since uniting with the Liberal Democrats in the Coalition government we have become increasingly aware of the gay community and the prejudice they face on a daily basis. We will not take this issue lightly."

It is thought that the Coalition government will re-name all future by-elections "straight elections" to stop any confusion. However, if one or more candidates are gay it will be called the "straight elections plus bummer(s)."

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