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In Pictures: Dogs at polling stations

Pets are accompanying their owners to schools, villages halls and pubs across the UK as the nation votes in the European Parliament elections.

(Neil Jenkins/PA)
(Neil Jenkins/PA)

As the UK goes to the polls in the European Parliament elections, many of the nation’s pets are getting in on the action as well.

Dogs across the country are enjoying the extra exercise as they accompany their owners to schools, villages halls, pubs and other local venues hosting the ballot.

Reggie, a three-month-old cockerpoo puppy, outside a polling station in Chester-le-Street (Tom Wilkinson/PA)
Golden retriever Riloh with her owner Natasha Collins-Daniel in Bristol (Ben Birchall/PA)
A caravan polling station on a farm in Garthorpe, near Melton Mowbray (Joe Giddens/PA)
Henry the labradoodle outside the polling station at Spike Island in Bristol (Claire Hayhurst/PA)
A woman with her dogs at Bannside Presbyterian Church in Banbridge (Brian Lawless/PA)

Plenty of owners were adding to the #DogsAtPollingStations hashtag.



From Belfast Telegraph