Local elections voter ID trials descend into FARCE after public turned away ...

Polling stationGETTYTrails of the voter ID system has seen constituents turned away from polling stations

The Government is testing the new system in Bromley, Gosport, Swindon, Watford and Woking, with voters required to present personal identification before casting their ballot. But early indications suggest the trials are failing.

Labour MP for Lewisham West and Penge Angela Wilkins tweeted: “Just been to vote. Was informed that two people had already turned up without ID this morning so had been unable to vote.

“Very worrying and backs up all the evidence that the voter ID pilot in Bromley is plain wrong.”

Bromley Councillor Angela Wilkins added in a tweet: "Just been round the C Palace polling stations.

"Five people not able to vote due to #voterIDpilot and several walked away because of queues @[email protected] So why are we doing this [email protected]?"

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Many voters are also unaware of the voter ID requirements, with 76-year-old Peter White, who has lived in Bromley for 40 years, telling The Independent: "I've come to vote today and they've told me I can't, even though they

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