As highway authority for roads in the area, Cambridgeshire County Council also owns the verges. It must remain politically neutral at election time. A spokesman told The Hunts Post yesterday (Tuesday): After being contacted by Huntingdonshire District Council we removed a handful of posters from highways land which had been put up by more than one political party or campaign. Some of these posters re-appeared, and we have now spoken with the people responsible and they have agreed to remove them. Most roadside advertising, even on private land, requires a form of planning consent. But election posters are exempted from fly-posting laws, though they must be removed within 10 days of the announcement of the election result, HDC elections manager Laura Lock said.