Vote fur me! Dogs try a fes­tive look

Manchester Evening News - - NATIONAL -

DOGS at polling sta­tions were out in force as vot­ers took their ca­nine friends to join in the demo­cratic process.

The pop­u­lar hash­tag #dogsat­pollingsta­tions has been an in­creas­ingly prom­i­nent fea­ture of elec­tions in re­cent years.

This year, mem­bers of the elec­torate hon­oured the De­cem­ber elec­tion by putting a fes­tive spin on the tra­di­tion.

Pete Way put a string of Christ­mas lights on his dog, Buster, when he went to cast his vote in Wan­tage, Ox­ford­shire.

Singer Ne­rina Pal­lot was ac­com­pa­nied by her dog, Mag­gie – com­plete with Christ­mas sweater – as she cast her vote.

Lon­don Mayor Sadiq Khan had his dog, Luna, in tow as he turned up to vote.

In a video posted to Twit­ter, he said: “My name is Sadiq Khan, I’m the Mayor of Lon­don. I’m here with Luna, we’re vot­ing – make sure you do.”

There was a strong ca­nine turnout in Dul­wich Vil­lage in south-east Lon­don, where a pic­ture posted to Twit­ter by Kate Turner showed eight dogs wait­ing out­side one polling sta­tion.

A dog named Millie wears a Christ­mas out­fit at a polling sta­tion @SEWINGLOON

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