Jim Wells hurt in poster tumble

Published Friday, 06 May 2011
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A DUP assembly candidate has received hospital treatment after falling while taking down election posters.

Jim Wells attended the Lagan Valley Hospital with a suspected broken collar bone after the incident in the South Down constituency.

He arrived for the ballot count in Lisburn on Friday morning with his arm in a sling, and admitted that taking down the posters himself wasn't the cleverest move of his political career.

"Poster removal can be dangerous, as I've found to my cost," Mr Wells told UTV.

"I think what I decided to do wasn't the best move of my political career. I had an encounter with a road last night and I don't think I'll be going back to that again.

"I tripped, I think, on a cable tie at the bottom of a lamp post and fell flat on my face on the road and unfortunately, re-arranged my collar bone in the process."

Mr Wells added that he doesn't like postering, "but it has to be done". When asked if someone else would be doing it on his behalf next time he replied: "Absolutely."

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gerard in strabane wrote (1,183 days ago):
hahahahahahahahahaha epic fail
KevinC in Belfast wrote (1,183 days ago):
Ah - but which party's posters was he taking down at the time? The DUP's, perhaps? The UUP's, perchance? The SDLP's, mayhap? Or Sinn Fein's, indubitably? I guess we'll never know LOL.
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