Meet the Warwick sweet shop owner predicting the election results – with bonbons

This is the Warwick sweet shop owner who is using the jars on his counter for an unusual purpose – to predict the outcome of the general election.

Nigel Ackroyd, of Mary’s Sweet Memories on Market Place, puts the name of a different political party on each jar and follows the sales to see who is likely to win.

The Conservatives are currently in the lead, according to the sweet jar poll.

However, Mr Ackroyd told the BBC that the results can change daily.

The shop is located in what was the constituency of Conservative Chris White until the election was called. He is defending a majority of 6,606.

Mr Ackroyd’s sweet jar poll has been correct for two previous votes – it accurately predicted the result of the 2016 EU referendum as well as the 2015 general election.

(Photo: BBC)

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