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Britain's strangest polling stations

Trains, castles and laundrettes: The strangest polling stations Britons used to vote

Chris Parsons
News Editor

General election polling day always means a weird and wonderful array of buildings take on a different purpose, allowing constituents to exercise their democratic right.

While most areas use their local village hall, primary school or church, a small number of constituencies rely on more bizarre buildings and facilities.

This year, the strangest polling stations involved a train carriage in North Yorkshire, a laundrette in Oxford, and a 19th century windmill in Suffolk.

The polling stations opened nationwide at 7am, in what is being billed as one of the most important general elections in a generation.

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