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Call for inquiry following claims that thousands of votes were uncounted in Plymouth

The new Plymouth Labour MP Luke Pollard is calling for an inquiry into claims that 6,000 votes were left uncounted.

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Election watchdog to investigate voting in Plymouth

The election watchdog is set to investigate voting in Plymouth Credit: ITV News West Country

The election watchdog is set to investigate problems surrounding voting in Plymouth. In addition to examining claims that hundreds of postal voting packs went missing before Thursday's election, it will now also look at claims by new Labour MP Luke Pollard that thousands of votes were left out of the final tally.

“The Commission is aware of reports of electoral administrative problems in Plymouth and is in contact with the electoral officers who are responsible for delivering the election in these areas. We will be reporting on the administration of the polls after the election and will carefully consider these reports as part of that process.”

– Electoral Commission spokesperson

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