Stat of the day: 36,562

The number of Labour leadership ballots spoiled by voters who didn't tick a small box at the bottom of the form confirming they support the Labour party.

by MT Staff
Last Updated: 09 Oct 2013
These days, an election isn't an election without a bit of controversy over the voting process - thus, after May's complaints about people being locked out of polling stations, the Labour leadership has yielded its own hullabaloo. According to figures, more than a tenth of the ballots cast (and 15% of union votes) were spoiled - which is a pretty significant number, when you consider that when it came down to it, David Miliband lost by a whisker under 2%. It looks like all that brotherly love displayed on Saturday could yet come under a bit of a strain...

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