Somerset councillor ditches his surname to appear on the ballot paper as just ‘Derek’ in upcoming elections

WHO are you voting for? Derek, of course. Just Derek.

That’s the reality for voters in Somerset in the upcoming council elections, after a man has unusually ditched his surname on the ballot paper.

Derek is running again to be a councillor in Somerset
SomersetLive

Derek, whose full name is Derek Tanswell, is running for The Liberal Party.

He’s been a councillor in the local area for six years already – and insists his constituents will know exactly who he is.

Derek, who currently holds the…

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