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Thursday 23 October

Daft and dafter
posted by David | 1531 BST |

The Welsh Conservatives have launched a "daftest job" competition to discover the silliest public sector post created during the past six years.

On offer to the winner is lunch for two at a luxury restaurant in Cardiff. The man behind the competition is Glyn Davies, formerly a king of quangoland, now an AM for the regional seat of Mid and West Wales.

His most notable brush with the headline writers came when he was discovered at the wheel of a lorry load of sheep minus his trousers (Glyn's a farmer too, and - yes - sheepishly explained at the time that he had fallen in manure and didn't want to get his truck dirty).

You can enter by writing to DJSS Wales Competition, Conservative Office, High Street, Welshpool, Powys, SY217JP.

Glyn isn't saying whether his own jobs qualify, but he wouldn't be the first politician without a sense of irony.

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