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Pub offers free pint to people who register to vote

The offer is designed as an incentive to get more people to register to vote. Credit: ITV News Anglia

A pub in Norwich has come up an unusual way to encourage people to register to vote in the general election... by offering them a free pint.

The offer is specifically for those who have not yet registered, but sign up before the deadline at midnight tonight.

Benjamin Thompson, landlord of The Plasterers Arms, said a several people have claimed their free drinks.

A number people have already claimed their free drink at The Plasterers Arms in Norwich. Credit: ITV News Anglia

"I think it's really important that people that people use the vote that they have and express their voice.

"We're not a political organisation, but we're a trusted community business, and because we're talking about it, people are pricking up their ears and thinking maybe it is worth something."

– Benjamin Thompson, Landlord, The Plasterers Arms

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