The SKWAWKBOX said years ago that if you give British people an actual alternative worth voting for, they would. They certainly have one now in Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn.
There’s a consensus that turnout is key in this election – and that a high turnout will favour Labour (at least in England and Wales).
The SKWAWKBOX is receiving reports of queues at polling stations all around the country. One polling station attendant, who has worked at the same station for decades, reports that she hasn’t seen queues like it in at least 25 years.
The Evening Standard is reporting ‘huge’ queues in the capital:
While one polling station in Lincoln reported it saw more voters in the first hour than in the whole day in 2015.
Here are pictures and reports of some of the queues, tweeted by excited voters. If there are queues when you got to vote, send in yours. Don’t be lulled into thinking your vote isn’t needed then – get out and vote and make sure to help to get out the vote if you can:
Long queues at the polling station – good sign people are coming out to vote! #Election2017 pic.twitter.com/v8AdjdbkdF
— Arti Sharma (@Arti_Sharma28) June 8, 2017
Actual queues at my polling booth. Yes yes! Come out people – vote!!! pic.twitter.com/8Sqc78MQMF
— Meghna Gupta (@_Meghna_) June 8, 2017
Queues already at 7am for voting in #Dorking #GE17
— Will Cassidy (@korben_d_music) June 8, 2017
I know queues at one polling station don’t mean a thing but it really did surprise me, and lots more coming in as I left too. #GE17
— Hazel (@hackneyhaz) June 8, 2017
Big queues reported at my local polling station. That never happens!!
Cross everything, folks#VoteLabour
— Mel (@melaniekmelvin) June 8, 2017
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