This morning the doorbell rang at about 11 and I went down to find the Conservative council candidate there, canvassing for my vote. I said "no" as tactfully as I could, and took in the mail, which included a card left by the postman saying that a letter had not been left because there was postage owed on it.
So working on the assumption that it might just be a cheque, since commercial mail usually comes in prepaid envelopes, I actually managed to get out of the house and along to the local sorting office before they closed.
And paid the postage and handling charge of £1.21 for the envelope.
And opened it.
And found an election flyer for the Conservative party...
Those of my readers who are more into politics than I am can no doubt confirm that UK election communications are supposed to be marked as such - I'm pretty sure that there is supposed to be something on the envelope so that this sort of thing doesn't happen. It's the first time I can remember receiving one this way - usually they just have someone walk from door to door and drop a couple of flyers in.
Meanwhile I intend to post this back to the local Conservative party with a very angry note suggesting that they owe me £1.21 plus the postage I will have to use to send it back to them. It'll be interesting to see how they respond.
Later edit: On re-reading the damned thing I find that it doesn't actually mention the election - it's a flyer from the conservatives saying how wonderful they are etc. which has just coincidentally come just as the elections are coming up. Don't know if the same rules apply.