New Fathers 4 Justice – David Cameron greeted by Elmo as he casts his vote at polling station

The Sesame Street character was part of a group of people from the Give Me Back Elmo Party, which is standing against the Prime Minister in Witney



David Cameron has cast his vote in good company – a man dressed as Elmo.

The bright red fluffy Sesame Street character and a small crowd of supporters protested at the PM’s polling station as he made a brief stop with wife Samantha this morning.

The group was backing candidate Bobby Smith, who is opposing Cameron as part of the Give Me Back Elmo Party.

The Prime Minister gave the costume a brief smile as he emerged from Spelsbury Memorial Hall in his constituency of Witney, Oxfordshire.

Mr Smith’s policies include flattening the hamlet of Dean to build High Speed 2 and a ‘a 1960s council estate’.

He also wants to twin Witney with Houston in Texas – but part of his campaign is serious, calling for a reform of secret courts.

Also there to meet the PM were scores of journalists and photographers who are awaiting the result of the tightest race for Number 10 in a generation.

Arriving at around 9am, the PM was well behind early risers Ed Miliband and Nigel Farage .

He voted hand-in-hand with his wife Samantha in the deadlocked election which will make or break his career.

Not only will the PM have to hang on to his safe seat – he’ll have to do it in the face of a staggering 11 alternative candidates.

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