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General Election 2019: Political signage urgently removed from polling stations in South Holland




Electoral officers are in the process of removing political signage that has been seen outside polling stations across the district.

A voter complained this morning after she went to vote at Quadring's St Margaret's Hall, and saw a sign for the Conservative party on a telegraph pole above the polling station sign on election day.

It is an offence to engage in campaigning activity within a prescribed area around a polling station on the day of a relevant election while the polling station is open.

The Conservative's sign outside Quadring Polling Station this morning.
The Conservative's sign outside Quadring Polling Station this morning.

This includes the promotion or distribution of any literature associated with election candidates, political parties or associated organisations.

Rob Walker, acting returning officer for the constituency of South Holland and the Deepings, said: “We are aware of the appearance of political signage at several polling stations across the district. Our officers have reported these back to our Elections team and have followed guidance to remove them from station premises.

“These incidents have been reported in line with the national electoral guidelines and the political representatives have been informed.”

A voter complained this morning after she saw a sign at Quadring Polling Station for a political party.
A voter complained this morning after she saw a sign at Quadring Polling Station for a political party.

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