No doubt the anti-immigrant candidates in District No.1 would have been waving their UKIP banners and shouting this was some sort of favouritism, had they bothered to appear for the opening at 9am of pre-polling at St Paul's Centre, Dumaresq Street. In fact it was just a typographical error by a sign writer.
"Pre-Pole" was written on the sign to the amusement of those with good spelling. What was intended was clearly Pre-Poll. Even Paul,Le Claire, the candidate with challenged punctuation, would have got that one correct.
The error was quickly addressed and voters proceeded to vote, albeit dazed and shocked by the experience of mis-spelling.
Three voters voted in the first hour of pre-polling, none of them Polish or Slav to my knowledge. That said, I did manage to remind a Russian woman living close by to give me her vote. She said she would do so as soon as she was dressed and ready to go out.