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swanning around

The swans in Bray are also heading to the polls today

A local pub has set up ballot boxes on the beach after creating spoof swan election posters earlier this month.

SHARP-EYED BRAY residents may have spotted these spoof election posters for several swan ‘election candidates’ earlier this month.

duck-election2 James Nolan James Nolan

The folks at the Harbour Bar in Bray have revealed themselves as the brains behind the wonderful posters, and as it turns out, they’re pretty serious about the whole thing.

This morning, they opened a ballot box for the local swans on the beach, so they too can vote for the birds they think will best serve their community.

swanballot2 Facebook / The Harbour Bar As the polls opened this morning, feathers remained unruffled. Facebook / The Harbour Bar / The Harbour Bar

swanballot Facebook / The Harbour Bar But the birds soon flocked to cast their vote. Facebook / The Harbour Bar / The Harbour Bar

The Harbour Bar is reporting an ‘excellent turnout’, but there’s no indication of how the results will go.

Frances Bird is now the front runner after Independent candidate Feather O’Kelly was revealed to have fathered a ‘love cygnet’, but neither are counting their chicks before they hatch.

The plot thickens. We’ll keep you updated.

Previously: Bray has some very unusual local election candidates>

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