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Daily Express AUGUST 27, 2015 - by Jake Burman
LABOUR LEADER CONTEST MOCKED BY VOTERS WHO SIGN UP USING JOKE NAMES LIKE 'MR BUM FLUFF'
Joking voters made a mockery of Labour's leadership contest yesterday after they signed up using celebrity and tongue-in-cheek names.
The party's Ealing North MP Stephen Pound found a Lyndon Johnson on the list - the name of the 36th US president.
Mr Pound also rooted out someone claiming to be tennis player Serena Williams while a Mr Bum Fluff - who is allegedly one hundred and fifteen years old - also made the list.
Labour's procedure committee granted concessions to candidates Yvette Cooper, Liz Kendall and Andy Burnham, after they raised concerns about the vetting process.
They bowed under pressure from the trio's campaigns to worm out infiltrators.
But shockingly union leader Mark Serwotka, along with musician Brian Eno, has been banned from voting in the election because the party believes the pair do not share "the aims and values" of Labour.
Mr Serwotka has publicly criticised the party in the past and was ejected in the 1980s for joining a hard left group.
He has backed firebrand Jeremy Corbyn for the leadership while Mr Eno - who slammed Labour over the Iraq war - has also announced his support for the ultra-left wing radical.
The leadership hopeful sparked fury yesterday after backing women-only carriages on Britain's railways at night in a bid to curb sex attacks.
Corbyn, who is storming ahead in the polls, is set to launch consultations "to make public transport safer for everyone".
He said: "Some women have raised with me that a solution to the rise in assault and harassment on public transport could be to introduce women-only carriages.
"My intention would be to make public transport safer for everyone from the train platform, to the bus stop, on the mode of transport itself."
But the plans were slammed by Conservative MP Sarah Wollaston, who claimed they would perpetuate the issue.
The Health Select Committee chair tweeted: "Segregating women on public transport doesn't protect anyone, it just normalises unacceptable attitudes".
Controversial Corbyn also ignited a fresh Labour row over immigration policy this week by claiming that growing up in a multi-cultural society was "good" for children.
He dismissed calls for the party to advocate tougher border controls, insisting that rapid population change in local communities was beneficial to youngsters because it helped develop "a very good understanding of the rest of the world".