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Thanet District Council apologises after 11,500 poll cards sent with wrong constituency name

PUBLISHED: 15:31 16 May 2017 | UPDATED: 15:31 16 May 2017

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Voters elect their MPs on June 8

Thousands of poll cards are having to be redelivered to residents in Thanet this week after they were printed with the wrong constituency name.

Some 11,500 cards were issued to homes in the villages surrounding Dover earlier this month but “a clerical error” stated they were in the Thanet North, rather than South Thanet constituency.

Thanet District Council has apologised for the mistake and is issuing a revised poll card with a letter to each household over the coming days.

“This does not affect residents right to vote and the rest of the information contained on the poll card, including the location of their polling station, was all correct,” a spokesperson said.

Voters in the district take to the polls on June 8 to elect members of parliament for the two districts, with Conservatives Sir Roger Gale and Craig Mackinlay both looking to defend their seats.

Click here for a full list of South Thanet candidates and here for those vying to represent Thanet North.

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