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6 May 2010

Visit your local polling station

Today it's time for us all to vote on who we want to be our MP, and who should form the Government, but it's also time for us all to rediscover our local polling station. Your author has moved since last year, so no longer votes in the grand surroundings of Shoreditch Town Hall and has to make do with a local school.

Polling stations tend to stick to the same local-school-or-community-centre format, but there are a few gems around Greater London. Did you know, for example, that if you are lucky enough to live in the right area, you can vote in an Urban Farm in Feltham, in Westminster Cathedral School, in the Grosvenor Chapel, at Barnet Lawn Tennis Club, at Chiselhurt Sports and Country Club, at the London Irish Centre, or, if you in the slightly less upmarket surroundings of the Portakabin opposite 167a Queen Elizabeth walk in Stoke Newington.

It can be a great opportunity to reconnect with your community, as sometimes in London we can all become a little disconnected. Polls are open from 7am to 10pm and if you're interested in seeing a full list of polling stations, see http://data.london.gov.uk/datastore/package/polling-stations-london-2010-local-general-elections

^Picture by Matt from London^

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