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Voters polled in unique way at Warwick sweet shop

Leamington Editorial 16th Apr, 2015 Updated: 28th Oct, 2016

SWEET-TOOTHED voters in Warwick are being polled ahead of the General Election in a unique way.

Mary’s Sweet Emporium on Market Place have The Sweetometer which is monitoring how the selected sweets of the main parties go down with customers.

Conservatives have their own blue raspberry bonbon, Labour a red strawberry bonbons, and Lib/Dems a lemon bonbon, while it’s a watermelon bonbon for the Green Party, and pint pot gummies for UKIP in honour of their their pint-loving leader Nigel Farage.

Owner Nigel Ackroyd said: “Never mind straw polls and exit polls, we have come up with a unique way of establishing the electorate’s voting intentions on the big day – The Sweetometer.

“We are unsure whether to include Scottish tablet in the mix for the SNP, as we get a lot of visitors in the shop from Scotland.

“I believe the BBC can now scrap The Swingometer, as The Sweetometer is the future.”

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