Election Live: Voters shut out as time runs out

Live Blog: May 6/ 10.50PM

SERIOUS news coming out of Islington right now. Islington Tribune reporter Roisin Gadelrab says that the queues were so long in the final hour of voting at some of the borough’s polling stations that they closed on some people before people had the chance to mark their cross. These weren’t people who breezed in at 9.59PM, but voters who had already been queuing for some time. There is already discussion, apparently among Green Party members expecting gains in the borough at these polls, about potential legal challenges. This one will be one to watch through the night, especially if the problem – presumably caused by a high turnout – was mirrored elsewhere.

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