Adam Lyal's Witchery Tour Party

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Adam Lyal's Witchery Tour Party was a Scottish political party registered by Robin Mitchell in 1999, and deregistered in 2009. The "publicity-seeking"[1] party stood candidates in the Lothian Region for the Scottish Parliament elections, appearing a highwayman named Adam Lyal and pledging to "Wear clothes and white make-up to impersonate a highwayman hanged in Scotland in 1811 at all sittings of Parliament."[2] In 1999, Mitchell received 1184 votes. In 2003, Robin Bankhead received 964 votes and in 2007, Euan MacInnes[3][4] received 867 votes.

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  1. ^ Denver, David (21 April 2007). "Democracy's feast ... or farce?". The Herald (Scotland). Retrieved 7 February 2010. 
  2. ^ "Telegraph 10 - more imaginative campaign pledges". Daily Telegraph. 3 May 2005. Retrieved 7 February 2010. 
  3. ^ ""Soul" Candidate for Holyrood Elections". The Cadies & Witchery Tours. 12 April 2007. Retrieved 7 February 2010. 
  4. ^ Shiels, Maggie (30 April 2007). "Campaign goes under the spotlight". BBC Scotland. Retrieved 7 February 2010. 

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