Man dressed as Elmo bids to be a Sheffield MP


David Cameron confronts ‘Elmo’ at the election count in his Witney constituency last year

A MAN dressed as popular children’s TV character Elmo will be among the candidates in the Sheffield Brightside and Hillsborough by-election.

Bobby Smith contested David Cameron’s Witney seat at the General Election dressed in an Elmo suit where he secured 37 votes.

He represents New Fathers 4 Justice, a campaign group demanding better access rights for fathers to their children.

Last year he was one of two men who scaled the roof of a building at Buckingham Palace as part of their campaign.

By-elections have a long history of attracting fringe candidates looking for publicity for their causes.

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