Thursday was not a good night for the Tories or the Lib Dems. I suppose it is some cold comfort to the Tories that none of their candidates were beaten by a man in a penguin suit
Professor Pongoo stood as an independent candidate in the Pentland Hills ward for the City of Edinburgh Council andcarried out his campaign dressed in a penguin costume. He even promised to go to every full council meeting in the costume
The voters of Pentland Hills rewarded him with 444 votes - more than the Liberal Democrat candidate Stuart Bridges received just 370. He also out polled the Greens.
A tad humiliating but then in quite a few areas a Tory candidate probably would have been beaten by a dog turd in anything but a blue rosette!