A short tale of Tory Tellers
Outside the polling station were the usual Tory Tellers asking to see poll cards.
When asked what they needed it for, this was the reply:
"This is just to make sure that you don't get locked up... so we know you've voted."
Tellers must not give the impression that they are employed by the returning officer.
Rosette or not, 'jokes' aside, the comment was well out of order.
I went inside and reported it immediately. The Presiding Officer was not impressed. In fact, I got the distinct impression that it wasn't the first time he'd had to pop outside for a quiet word with these people.
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