Friday 21 July 2017

UK General Election 2015: Pub proves popular with voters after being converted into a polling station

The Hare and Hounds in the Wiltshire village of Corsham has been a polling station since 2010. Photo: Claire Hayhurst/PA Wire
The Hare and Hounds in the Wiltshire village of Corsham has been a polling station since 2010. Photo: Claire Hayhurst/PA Wire

The Hare and Hounds, in Corsham, Wiltshire, has been used as a polling station since 2010 and many voters enjoy a pint after casting their ballot.

Landlord Mark Foster, 41, is licensed to serve alcohol at the pub from 8am, an hour after voting begins, but began at 11am on polling day.

"This is the fourth time that this pub has been used - it was first used in 2010," he said. "It is extremely popular, it is in the heart of the community and very well-known."

Britain goes to the ballot box today in the most uncertain General Election for decades, with no party on course to emerge a clear winner.

The Hare and Hounds in the Wiltshire village of Corsham which has been a polling station since 2010, as Britain goes to the ballot box today in the most uncertain General Election for decades, with no party on course to emerge a clear winner. Photo: Claire Hayhurst/PA Wire
The Hare and Hounds in the Wiltshire village of Corsham which has been a polling station since 2010, as Britain goes to the ballot box today in the most uncertain General Election for decades, with no party on course to emerge a clear winner. Photo: Claire Hayhurst/PA Wire

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