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Casting Their Vote In A Conservatory


After weeks of campaigning Election Day has arrived in the UK and it’s anticipated to be one of the closest in living memory with all fingers pointing towards a hung parliament and further coalition government.

Rosewood T-Shaped Conservatory

Millions of people will already have crossed the box of their favoured candidate via a postal vote but millions more will be seeking out their local polling station, usually a church or village hall or school to put forward their nomination.

However, there are all sorts of weird and wonderful polling stations open across the country today including a caravan in Garthorpe, hair salon in Hull, laundrette in Headington, and even a conservatory in Wothorpe.

As reported by Peterborough Today, the conservatory is owned by local resident Margaret Jones who acts as presiding officer and has given the local city council permission to use her home extension as a polling station for the past seven years.

Though her village only has 251 eligible voters, she claims “we always get a good turnout – often above the national average.”

Perhaps it’s the post-vote tea that she brews up for her visitors that helps explain the exceptional turnout figures. Well it can be thirsty work!

Whilst a pretty unique location for a polling station it only goes to show just how flexible a conservatory is in terms of how you utilise it, though it’s fair to say that most people tend to transform it into something a little more conventional e.g. extra living or dining area, study, playroom etc.

If you fancy one of your own then visit our Frome showroom or organise a home appointment where we will come out and discuss your requirements in the comfort of your own home.


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