Billboard blunder leaves Labour party red-faced

The Labour Party has been left red faced after a surprising mistake on a party billboard busy street in Carlisle.

Instead of featuring local candidate Lee Sherriff it encourages people to vote for Cat Smith, the party’s candidate for the Lancaster and Fleetwood constituency.

The billboard encourages people to vote for Cat Smith, not Lee Sherriff, the actual candidate for Carlisle

The billboard encourages people to vote for Cat Smith, not Lee Sherriff, the actual candidate for Carlisle

Lee, who was both amused and confused by what had happened, said: “Of course it is funny but anyone with any sense is going to realise it is an error.

“It’s not like Carlisle and Lancaster are close to each other either in the alphabet or geographically.”

Lee, who was both amused and confused by what had happened, said: "Of course it is funny but anyone with any sense is going to realise it is an error."

Lee, who was both amused and confused by what had happened, said: “Of course it is funny but anyone with any sense is going to realise it is an error.”

She added that she thought it would come down sometime today and wasn’t worried about voters being confused.

She said: “I think enough people know me when they open the door and see me.

“A spokesman for the Labour Party in Lancaster and Fleetwood said: “It was a mix-up by the billboard company.”

She added that she thought it would come down sometime today and wasn't worried about voters being confused.

She added that she thought it would come down sometime today and wasn’t worried about voters being confused.