Boris Johnson turned away from polling station after forgetting picture ID | EUROtoday

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Boris Johnson fell foul of laws he launched himself as prime minister – when he was reportedly turned away from a polling station after failing to take photographic identification.

Mr Johnson, who give up as PM after three years in 2022, had been attempting to forged his vote within the native elections in South Oxfordshire, in line with Sky News.

But polling station employees needed to flip the previous Conservative Party chief away as a result of he couldn’t produce any ID, Sky stated.

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A spokesman for Mr Johnson didn’t deny he had didn’t convey ID, saying solely: “Mr Johnson voted Conservative.”

Rishi Sunak and Akshata Murty canvass, and Labour chief Sir Keir Starmer and his spouse Victoria forged their votes (Conservative Party/PA)

The Elections Act requiring picture ID was handed in 2022 and took impact final 12 months.

Voters arriving at polling stations at the moment are required to point out a type of picture identification, resembling a passport, driving licence or blue badge.

Other types of identification that will likely be accepted embody biometric residence permits, defence identification playing cards, and nationwide identification playing cards issued by the European Union, Norway, Iceland or Liechtenstein.

Under Mr Johnson’s laws, ministers argued the change was required to cut back electoral fraud.

Separately on Thursday, a Tory MP  begged native members in his constituency for assist after he was caught brief with out voter ID .

Tom Hunt, MP for Ipswich requested native members to behave as his “emergency proxy” after he discovered that he had no acceptable ID to vote within the native council elections.

A police and crime commissioner for the Thames Valley is being chosen within the seat of South Oxfordshire.

The Independent has tried to succeed in out to Mr Johnson’s workforce for remark.