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I'm part of the "local comminity" boasts Conservative candidate

Education policy may not be the strong suit of Midland candidate Sue Arnold after poster spelling blunder

Poster by Sue Arnold, Conservative candidate for Walsall South, with "community" misspelled

A Conservative candidate in a marginal Midland seat boasted about being part of the local community.

But she won't be boasting about her spelling after she managed to spell "community" wrong on a high-profile poster.

Sue Arnold, Tory candidate for Walsall South, produced a poster declaring: "Local girl, local champion, local comminity".

The howler was spotted by a Twitter user @Trumpton_Orange - who shared it with the world.

Former Education Secretary Michael Gove, visiting nearby Dudley, is unlikely to be impressed. Maybe he could give her a lesson in spelling.

Conservatives are the challengers in Walsall South, which Labour candidate Valerie Vaz won in 2010 with a majority of 1,755.

Mrs Arnold describes herself on her official website as "ambassador, business guru, community champion, doyenne of the arts". She's also former publisher of local newspapers.

The general election takes place on May 7.


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