A similar case was reported here this week too, along with po-faced condemnation from the usual suspects.
I'd make some comment about this being an example of shiny attention-grabbing campaigns being more noticeable in modern electoral circles; how political machines have used such ploys to gain office while hiding their daft policies well out of view; which is why elections merely give us the same tired parties based on image and spin; and that if Hayley has learned that same lesson, she will go a long way.
But it's Friday so I'll simply observe that this proves that the knob gag is still in fashion. Always has been, and always will be.
(But don't tell Ben Elton in case he's tempted to tour again)