Poster for Lancaster Labour candidate put up in Carlisle

A Labour poster for Cat Smith
Image caption A poster for Labour's candidate for Lancaster and Fleetwood Cat Smith was put up in Carlisle 70 miles away

Labour has admitted a mistake was made after a poster featuring the wrong election candidate was put up in Carlisle.

The large billboard on Warwick Road urged electors to vote for Cat Smith - Labour's candidate for Lancaster and Fleetwood, 70 miles away.

Labour's candidate for Carlisle is Lee Sherriff.

A Labour spokesman said the advertising company working for the Lancaster party branch had made the error.

The spokesman said: "This has now been removed. Carlisle Labour Party campaign were not involved in any way."

The candidates for the Carlisle constituency are:

  • Loraine Birchall (Liberal Democrat)
  • Helen Davison (Green)
  • Fiona Mills (UK Independence Party)
  • Alfred Okam (Independent)
  • Lee Sherriff (Labour)
  • John Stevenson (Conservative)

The candidates for the Lancaster and Fleetwood constituency are:

  • Matthew Atkins (UK Independence Party)
  • Chris Coates (Green)
  • Harold Elletson (Independent)
  • Robin Long (Liberal Democrat)
  • Eric Ollerenshaw (Conservative)
  • Catherine Smith (Labour)

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