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Wait is Nearly Over: Isles of Scilly Votes Arrive by Boat for Final UK Election Constituency

13th December 2019
Ballot boxes from the Isles of Scilly off Cornwall, England arrive after initial weather delays. Afloat adds the islands form part of the St. Ives constituency, the most southern on the UK mainland. Ballot boxes from the Isles of Scilly off Cornwall, England arrive after initial weather delays. Afloat adds the islands form part of the St. Ives constituency, the most southern on the UK mainland. Photo: Irish Examiner-twitter

In the UK, ballot boxes for the final General Election constituency to announce its results are on their way to be counted after stormy conditions passed.

In the constituency of St. Ives (Cornwall), adverse weather had meant boats and a Royal Naval Air Service helicopter from the outer islands of the Isles of Scilly were unable to reach the main island of St Mary’s.

Andrew Walder, a skipper for Tresco Boats, ferried the final votes from St Martin’s and St Agnes this Friday morning after conditions had “much improved”.

For more the Irish Examiner reports including footage from onboard the inter-island boat trip.  

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Jehan Ashmore

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Jehan Ashmore is a marine correspondent, researcher and photographer, specialising in Irish ports, shipping and the ferry sector serving the UK and directly to mainland Europe. Jehan also occasionally writes a column, 'Maritime' Dalkey for the (Dalkey Community Council Newsletter) in addition to contributing to UK marine periodicals. 

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