Berkshire

West Berkshire Council issues error-laden poll cards

Poll card Image copyright West Berkshire Council
Image caption West Berkshire Council apologised and asked households to dispose of the cards

A "printing error" led to poll cards for a village referendum incorrectly referring to the general election and stating an incorrect date.

West Berkshire Council sent the cards to Stratfield Mortimer residents ahead of a vote on a neighbourhood plan.

The card was titled: "Election of Member of Parliament for the Stratfield Mortimer Neighbourhood Planning Referendum constituency".

It also said the vote would be on 8 June, when it is actually on 22 June.

In a statement, the authority apologised to residents "for the inconvenience caused by the error".

"West Berkshire Council was not responsible for the error and the cost of re-issuing the poll cards will be met by the printers," the statement added.

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