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Windmill, launderette among weird United Kingdom polling stops

Published:Friday | May 8, 2015 | 12:00 AM
A man leaves after casting his vote in a caravan which is being used as a polling station on Grange Farm in Garthorpe, England, yesterday.
People cast their votes as a man uses a punch bag in the East Hull Boxing Academy, which is being used as a polling station in Hull, England yesterday.
Britain's Prime Minister and Conservative Party leader David Cameron leaves the polling station after voting in Spelsbury, England, yesterday.


A windmill, a launderette, and a boxing academy were just some of the weird and wonderful venues used as polling stations in Britain's general election yesterday.

While most voters up and down the country head to unremarkable locations, churches, schools, town halls, to cast their vote, some get to make their voices heard in quirkier venues.

In London's Kensington district, voters could grab a pint at the pub serving as a polling station for the day. In Oxford, Britons could presume there was no dirty politics at a station situated inside a launderette. And in Hull, a boxer practising his moves on a punching bag at a boxing academy looked on as people cast their votes nearby.

Other locations are more picturesque. In Herne Bay, southeast England, part of a windmill was used as a polling stop.