A HOLMFIRTH voter was left out of pocket following an election campaign cock-up.
Pensioner Norman Lee was forced to fork out £1.21 to pick up a mystery package from his local post office which had no stamp on it.
The 75-year-old was astonished to discover that it was a letter from Colne Valley Tory candidate Maggie Throup.
Mr Lee, of Gully Terrace, said he couldn't believe it.
He added: "It was £1 for a handling charge and 21p for a stamp for something I didn't even want.
"I wasn't sure who I was going to vote for before but now it definitely won't be Conservative."
Ms Throup apologised and said the self-adhesive stamps were to blame.
She added: "We have seen it happen before and if they aren't completely stuck down then a corner can stick to something else and the stamp be taken off the letter.
"The Royal Mail should make stickier stamps!"
Ms Throup said she would be more than happy to visit Mr Lee and refund him his lost cash.