Political campaign lands on MP Diana Johnson's doorstep
GENERAL Election campaigns are usually about a war of political words.
But in one small corner of the Hull North constituency, a battle of the billboards has broken out - literally on MP Diana Johnson's doorstep.
KEY BATTLEGROUND: The scene outside the Hull home of Diana Johnson
The skirmish started when the Labour politician's next door neighbour Julia Parkey installed two signs promoting rival Liberal Democrat candidate Denis Healy in her front garden.
Within hours, two Diana Johnson signs appeared in the MP's front garden.
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A tit-for-tat exchange followed featuring party window posters going up before Mrs Parkey decided to go on the offensive by agreeing to a giant Lib Dem billboard being erected halfway down her garden path – just a few feet away from Ms Johnson's front door.
Faced with having to see her rival's name in huge letters every time she left her house, up went another Johnson sign, strategically placed to cover up the looming Lib Dem presence next door.
Mrs Parkey told the Mail: "I agreed to put up the signs because I'm not a fan of Labour or Diana Johnson.
"Every time I put a sign up they put another one up. It's turned into a bit of joke really.
"Everyone down the street is laughing about it and wondering what is going to happen next."
Ms Johnson said: "I have always tried to be a good neighbour and I have assisted this family on a number of occasions over the past five years on various problems.
"Of course, in a democracy, it is up to everyone to choose who they vote for.
"At least this shows that I actually live in Hull contrary to what people have heard."