Dogs everywhere in the UK are accompanying their owners to the polling booths as they make their decisions during this 12 months’s local elections.
Members of the general public can be voting for quite a lot of public roles, including councillors, mayors and assembly members.
Local elections in England, Wales and Scotland resolve which political party takes control of a council area, or in some cases, no party will take overall control.
Pictures of dogs at polling stations have change into somewhat of a social media tradition in recent times.
The healthful tradition often sees the hashtag #dogsatpollingstations go viral when there’s an election within the UK.
Images have circulated online showing cute images of the furry companions waiting patiently outside the polling centres for his or her owners as they forged their democratic vote.
Politicians have also been collaborating within the trend as PM Boris Johnson was snapped on the ballot box accompanied by his pet dog Dilyn earlier within the day.
In 2021, London Mayor Sadiq Khan was also pictured together with his dog Luna outside a polling station.
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Blue Cross also advisable pet owners not to depart their dogs within the automobile – as this might pose a risk to their pet’s health in warmer temperatures.
In England, greater than 4,000 councillors in 146 councils are standing for election in major cities, including all 32 London boroughs.
Councils dictate much of what happens in your local area, starting from bin collections, potholes, planning issues and the final investment in your area.
Polling stations are open from 7am today (May 5) to 10pm tonight.
The primary batch of results are expected to be announced at midnight and the last on the weekend.