I reported that an unsuccessful Conservative parliamentary candidate had been required to remove her high heeled shoes to protect the floor of the venue at the election count. However, on her blog she implies it was her own decision to remove them:
The reason for my ‘no shoe’ floor show was simple. My high heels could seriously damage the floor of the university’s Walsall campus sports centre where the count was taking place – and I have far more respect for the surface than to just keep pacing up and down causing unnecessary damage.
It's encouraging to see a Conservative candidate showing such courtesy and respect. Of course, a Conservative would see the value of maintaining property paid for by hard-working tax-payers.