Renewed calls for end of election voting ‘discrimination’ of islanders

 

 

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An election candidate has called for an end to what he describes as discrimination of island voters calling for them to be allowed go to the polls at the same time as those on the mainland.

Islanders traditionally cast their votes a number of days before those on the mainland, this has been to avoid bad weather preventing their votes being taken to the mainland on count day.

But Labour's Seamus Rodgers says that should no longer be a consideration - he says those living on the islands are being treated very unfairly: