Kent

Thanet District Council sends 11,500 polling cards with error

A polling card
Image caption The council said that all other information on the cards was correct

A council sent polling cards to 11,500 people that stated they were electing an MP for a neighbouring constituency, it has emerged.

The cards sent to residents in South Thanet said they were choosing a member of parliament for the North Thanet constituency on 8 June.

Thanet District Council put the mistake down to a clerical error and confirmed it should have read South Thanet.

New cards will be sent out on Monday with an explanation and an apology.

"The mistake will not impact on anyone's ability to vote," it added.

The villages affected are: Ash; Goodnestone; Preston; Sandwich North and South; Staple; Stourmouth; Wingham; Woodnesborough, and Worth.

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