March designer creates election themed furniture set

FOR any election candidate tonight will be tiring, exhausting and emotional. And with a frantic few weeks of door knocking behind her and a long night ahead, North East Cambridgeshire s Liberal Democrat candidate Lorna Spenceley enjoyed a quick sit down

FOR any election candidate tonight will be tiring, exhausting and emotional.

And with a frantic few weeks of door knocking behind her and a long night ahead, North East Cambridgeshire's Liberal Democrat candidate Lorna Spenceley enjoyed a quick sit down this afternoon - on a special ballot box stool.

The stools have been designed by 25-year-old March woman Amy Vinn.

Miss Vinn has created a special election-themed furniture set, with lamp shades, chairs and tables, all created in the same bright, retro inspired colours.

They all use fabric, imported from America, with a 'V for victory' logo on.

Miss Vinn won Cabinet Maker magazine's Young Designer of the Year Award last year for her Liquorice All Sorts-themed furniture set.

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She has since spent three months working in Italy and also been exhibiting at the NEC in Birmingham.

Miss Vinn, who teaches a furniture course part-time at the College of West Anglia in Wisbech, said: "I picked up a few old ballot boxes from the council for a couple of quid each and created this set - I often have quirky and original ideas."

She added: "I am a Liberal Democrat voter, so I called Lorna Spenceley and I'm glad she was able to come along and promote the project."

Ms Spenceley said: "I think these stools are great - they are bright and imaginative and it's a good way to use an old ballot box.

"I'm told that the results won't be announced until about 2am, so it seems that I've got a long night ahead."

Miss Vinn's work can be purchased from the website amyvinndesign.com.

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