Council launch search for owner of wedding ring found in ballot box

Friday, December 13, 2019

Council chiefs in Greater Manchester are searching for the owner of a wedding ring found in a ballot box during the general election.

The piece of jewellery was discovered in a ballot box from Cloverlea Primary School in Timperley, Altrincham.

Trafford Council described the ring as having "distinctive features" in a post on their official Twitter account.

"We've found a wedding ring in one of our ballot boxes!" they wrote.

"It was found in the Cloverlea Primary School ballot box, Hale Barns. If it's yours please call Access Trafford on 0161 912 2000 so we can reunite you with it!

"There are distinctive features to the ring that the owner should be able to describe, so if you think it could be yours please #ring".

The council has publicised the find via social media and the local press, but has not yet traced the ring's owner.

Responding to the council's calls to find the owner, one Twitter user joked: "EU divorce bill incoming."

Timperley is part of the Altrincham & Sale West constituency.

Conservative MP Graham Brady was re-elected to the seat for the seventh time in yesterday's election, winning with 26,311 votes.

Andrew Western from the Labour Party came in second with 20,172 votes, followed by Angela Smith from the Liberal Democrats with 6,036.

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