With widespread dissatisfaction across the country with the Tory party’s handling of Brexit, a key concern for CCHQ ahead of the local elections last night was turnout, and the risk that their supporters would simply stay at home.
So it makes sense that at 8pm yesterday, with only two hours until the polls closed, a full-scale effort was being made to get reluctant voters to head to their polling stations. Joining the effort was Uxbridge and South Ruislip MP and former London Mayor Boris Johnson, who helpfully tweeted out that:
‘I just voted Conservative in the local elections. Make sure you do too! You’ve got two hours left to get out and vote!’
Unfortunately, it was quickly pointed out to Johnson that he might have found it difficult to vote himself, considering there were no local elections in London, where his constituency is, this year. Unsurprisingly, the tweet was rather hastily deleted, but the blunder leaves Mr S wondering: could it be that Johnson isn’t spending as much time in his constituency as he lets on?