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Is this what they mean by pole-ing in New Farnley?

10 May 2017

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This polling station in New Farnley has proven to be the talk of the village.

Passers by were bemused by the railing pole which seemed to block access to the station as it gears up for next month’s general election. Council officials claim was all part of a cunning plan – and locals didn’t need to worry about access problems.

A Leeds City Council spokesperson explained all on Facebook. They said:

“This isn’t quite what we meant by pole-ing when we commissioned a polling station there, but the installation team needed specialist equipment to go back and remove the pole, which they have now done.

“It is very encouraging to see people keen to engage with the democratic process this far ahead of the election day itself and we would encourage as many people as possible to register and exercise their right to vote.”

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