Election Live: ‘At least 40 locked out in Islington’

Live Blog: May 6/1125pm

MORE on the angry scenes at a polling station ‘lock out’ in Islington and let’s not forget that borough is on a knife-edge with one parliamentary seat at least and the make-up of the council estate. Green Party council candidate for Highbury West Caroline Russell tells me over Twitter just now: “Islington returning officer took hard line to fury of 40 people in Highbury. Queues all day. Really shocking.” This doesn’t sound good – and it sounds like the problems were felt elsewhere. Polling stations in Lewisham, by contrast, reportedly gave an extension to everybody who had clearly been queuing.

UPDATED: Sky now reporting that police have been called out to intervene.

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