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There’s no need for polling to be on Thursdays

03 May, 2018

Cartoon: John Sadler

• I HAVE been wondering for a long time why elections are held on Thursday in this country, (School’s out, so car park voters will make history, April 26).

It is totally wrong that schools are forced to close owing to elections as working parents need to find alternative childcare or take annual leave.

It is not conceivable in my country (a member of G7) as elections are held on Sunday; is Sunday too holy to work for elections here in the UK?

Ossulston Street, NW1


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