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Election 2005 The cybersquatting jiggery pokery that has thrust Winchester to the forefront of political dirty trickery appears to have been resolved.

The Conservative's prospective parliamentary candidate (PPC), George Hollingbery, has now handed back the domain belonging to Lib Dem Mark Oaten, reports the BBC.

Hollingbery had snaffled up markoaten.co.uk (Oaten's real site is markoaten.com) directing traffic to his own site. Oaten got the hump and called on "petty" Hollingbery not to be so childish.

The Beeb quotes a Tory spokesman as saying that Hollingbery had called time on the "cheeky tactic" because "his Liberal Democrat opponent was being so reasonable".

We're also supposed to believe that Hollingbery stopped playing silly buggers before his political masters told him to grow up. Elections, don't ya just love 'em. ®

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