Boris Johnson under fire for local election tweet

Boris Johnson deletes tweet he voted in non-existent election

The former London Mayor quickly deleted the tweet

Friday, May 3, 2019

Boris Johnson has come under fire after tweeting he had voted in the local elections, even though there were none in London.

The former Mayor of London deleted the social media post - in which he said he had voted for the Conservative Party - just one minute after it was posted.

He tweeted: "I just voted Conservative in the local elections. Make sure you do too! You’ve got two hours left to get out and vote!"

The tweet was picked up by Politwoops, a website which captures and saves all tweets deleted by MPs, with comedian James Felton sharing a screenshot of it online.

"Boris Johnson (former mayor and current resident of London) tweeted that he just voted in the local elections," Mr Felton wrote.

"He deleted when he was informed that there are no local elections in London today."

And Labour MP David Lammy was quick to criticise Johnson, branding him a "compulsive liar".

"You cannot trust a single word he says," he wrote online.

However, Johnson's aides have insisted he voted in the local elections outside of his London constituency after the online backlash.

Words by Wesley Hudson

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