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These Election Candidates Just Took Part In An Adorably Awkward Sing-Off

Great efforts all round, but don't give up the day job. Via Brumvotes.co.uk.

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If you need proof that politicians will do anything for votes, here are four candidates standing for election across Birmingham taking part in a sing-off.

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First up was Labour's Steve McCabe, standing in Birmingham Selly Oak, with a rendition of Peggy Lee's "He's a Tramp".

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What he lacks in actual singing ability he makes for with easy charm.

Then it was Clair Braund, standing for UKIP in Birmingham Ladywood, with a passionate, eyes-closed version of the 1993 dancefloor classic "Rhythm of the Night", by Corona.

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She's no Aretha Franklin, but scores top points for feeling the vibes.

Next was Green candidate Margaret Okole, also standing in Ladywood, with a very Green song choice: Bob Dylan's "The Times They Are a-Changin'".

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And she has a nice voice too.

Last up was the Lib Dems' John Hemming, standing in Birmingham Yardley, singing Billie Holiday's "Summertime".

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Even though bringing a guitar is just showing off, this was a solid effort.

Patrick Smith is a senior reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in London.

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