April 26, 2011
investigate election board 'vandalism' in Burnham-On-Sea
have been called in to investigate who damaged more than 20 election
boards in Burnham-On-Sea and Highbridge over the weekend.
Frustrated Burnham and Highbridge Liberal Democrats say their
boards have been vandalised, with many broken or missing.
Burnham Lib Dem candidate Joe Leach, pictured with one of the
damaged boards, told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "Over 20 of our
boards have either been stolen or vandalised in Burnham and Highbridge
in recent days, thankfully with no damage to owners homes. Five
'superboards' have also been stolen from fences and hedges, all
of which had been screwed in, but have been literally ripped from
He added: "I am incredibly disappointed by these mindless
acts of theft and destruction. Whilst most boards have been left
alone, a few in certain areas have been constantly attacked."
"It isn't fair, it isn't funny and it isn't clever - people
have an absolute right to display their support during the four
weeks of an election without having to worry if it will end up
snapped or missing. I urge those who have done it to please stop."
He confirmed that the matter has been referred to Burnham Police
who are now investigating.