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Winner of the Guardian’s election sweepstake finds victory isn’t sweet

11 May 2015

5:29 PM

11 May 2015

5:29 PM

Mr S previously reported that there were plans to donate the Guardian‘s election sweepstake to a foodbank. The decision was made after the organisers assumed that none of their employees could have possibly correctly guessed that there would be a Conservative majority.

Now, word reaches Steerpike that the matter didn’t stop there. In fact, one employee at Guardian HQ was so bold as to reply saying that they had in fact come close to guessing the result, with an estimate of 324 Conservative seats and 227 Labour seats (the final result being 331 to the Tories and 232 to Labour). Not everyone at the publication was willing to accept this person’s victory and instead it was suggested that they ought to ‘read the room’.

Mr S is unsure whether they did manage to claim the prize money in the end, but either way a free Spectator subscription is now awaiting them should they wish to claim it.


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