Boris Johnson forced to delete tweet suggesting he had just voted in local ...

Boris Johnson forced to delete tweet suggesting he had just voted in local elections despite no poll being held in his London constituency Boris Johnson said he had just voted in the local elections in a now deleted tweet Former foreign secretary said he voted Conservative adding 'get out and vote' He encourage his 500,000 followers to go and vote with just hours left in polls Tories were braced to heavy losses at local elections over the handling of Brexit 

By Chris Dyer For Mailonline

Published: 04:37 BST, 3 May 2019 | Updated: 04:44 BST, 3 May 2019

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Boris Johnson boasted he voted in local elections yesterday despite polls in his London constituency not taking place.

The former foreign secretary tweeted his support for the Conservatives and encouraged his 550,000 followers to do the same.

But he had to delete the post when he soon realised his mistake.

The message was left on his profile for just under a minute after other social media users pointed out no polls were taking place in London.

However, screenshots of the tweet were taken and shared online.

In the tweet, posted at around 8pm with just two hours left of voting, Mr Johnson told his followers to 'get out and vote'. 

Boris Johnson out campaigning in the build up to the local elections in Atherstone, Warwickshire

Boris Johnson out campaigning in the build up to the local elections in Atherstone, Warwickshire

Mr Johnson tweeted that he had just voted in the local elections, despite a poll not being held in his constituency of Uxbridge and Hillingdon in west London

Mr Johnson tweeted that he had just voted in the

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