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.
Expecting Sutton & Devonport majority to be revised by @plymouthcc today. They forgot to include votes from Efford in final total (1/2)
Revised should be Labour: 27,283, Tory: 20,476 so new majority 6,807. Yet another example of election incompetence by Tory @plymouthcc (2/2)
“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.”
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