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General Election 2019: Political signage seen outside another polling station in South Holland on election day




Another sighting has been made of a political party's signage outside a polling station today.

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

Now, a reader has posted a photo on our Facebook page of a second sign seen outside the Long Sutton Polling Station. He said that staff took it down straight away when notified.

Long Sutton Polling Station today. Photo by Sam Spendla/Facebook.
Long Sutton Polling Station today. Photo by Sam Spendla/Facebook.

Another reader said that she also saw a sign outside the polling station in Gedney Drove End today.

We reported today that 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.

And this afternoon, 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.

The sign outside Quadring Polling Station this morning.
The sign outside Quadring Polling Station this morning.

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



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