An election result settled with a coin toss

An election result settled with a coin toss

In an unusual turn of events, an election was decided by the toss of a coin. People across the UK came out to vote in their local elections.

However, while some councils saw candidates take clear majorities, a vote for Monmouthshire County Council saw came down to the narrowest of margins.

And the vote for Llanfoist Fawr and Govilon was decided on the toss of a coin.

Incredibly rare, the coin toss is only used when two candidates receive exactly the same number of votes, which is exactly what happened for Labour’s Bryony Nicholson and the Conservative’s Tomos Davies, who both received 679 votes.

Sadly for Ms Nicholson, though, she guessed the wrong way and Mr Davies was elected to the council.

Speaking about the strange result, Ms Nicholson told the South Wales Argus: “What can I say? People who told me, ‘I can’t make a difference’ – if you had voted it wouldn’t have gone to a coin toss. Just one person who couldn’t be bothered.”

Source: Agencies

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