Sheffield MP backs polling law change

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LAW changes to allow people queuing at polling stations to cast their vote after 10pm have been welcomed by a South Yorkshire MP.

Angela Smith, Labour MP for Penistone & Stocksbridge, hopes the move means problems which saw hundreds of people unable to vote in Sheffield at the 2010 general election ‘will not happen again’.

Ms Smith said: “It is pleasing that in future polling stations will offer the opportunity to cast a vote to those queuing at that time.


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