General Election 2010: police called in as boy, 14, votes

The boy, named locally as Alfie McKenzie of Carleton near Pulton, Lancs, managed to evade basic checks to cast a vote in the Wyre and Preston North Constituency.
It came on the night in which hundreds of adults were denied the chance to vote by long queues at polling stations.

Alfie, who stood as a candidate in his school election before defying taking part in the real thing, was questioned by police over the breach.
His mother, Nadine, said:”Alfie is sorry is he has caused any mayhem- he loves his politics and I am sure just wanted to be part of the Election process.”
“Sadly at 14 that cannot be done.”
Lancashire Police were called in to investigate after a tip off. Jim Corry, chief executive of Wyre Borough Council, confirmed that an under-age voter had taken part in the poll.
But police stressed that the breach had no effect on the results for the seat, which was held by Tory Ben Wallace with a large majority.
The legal voting age is currently 18.
– News Story


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    Ammara said,

    ive also seen this 🙂
    its rather amusing 😛
    gosh how illegal :\

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