Political

Council Chief Exec quits over polling blunders

A couple of days ago I wrote:

Barnet Returning Officer faces financial penalty after polling blunder means voters wrongly turned away

… Barnet’s spectacular failure in the London elections [was] failing to provide accurate lists of voters for the staff to use at polling stations.

In fact, things have gone one step further:

The chief executive of Barnet Council has left his role after a blunder led to some voters being turned away from polling stations on Thursday.

Andrew Travers left the authority by “mutual agreement” after the error, officials said. [BBC]

 

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