There have been “angry and chaotic” scenes in a London borough where more than 50 residents were warned they could be unable to vote in the general election due to a technical glitch with IT systems.
Many Hackney residents took to Twitter to complain about an apparent lack of organisation, meaning queues were growing and voters were becoming increasingly frustrated.
Twitter user Clare Qualman described “chaos” at Hackney Town Hall, where many were seeking advice this morning, writing: “Waiting with the disenfranchised at Hackney Town Hall - it's getting angry and chaotic.”
The Labour candidate for Hackney North and Stoke Newington, Diane Abbott, blasted the reported disorganisation as “ridiculous” on Twitter.
“This is so shocking. They have had five years to prepare for this election,” she said.