A 17-YEAR-OLD politics student who was desperate for the chance to vote in last week’s General Election was a bit miffed when his brother and sister, aged 14 and 10, received polling cards.
Eliot Weir, 14, and his sister Felicity, 10, both received polling cards for the election on Thursday May 6.
But the duo’s elder brother Antoine, 17, who is studying government and politics at A-level, did not receive a card.
The family has recently returned from the USA where they lived for four years and it appears that mum Elise – a French citizen and therefore unable to vote herself – had filled in the council’s canvas form incorrectly.
“I have been told that I listed all the family instead of only those eligible to vote,” she said.
A spokesman from Cheshire West and Chester Council said: “We hope the children will retain an interest in democracy and will vote as soon as they are able.”
Elise and husband John have another son, Nicolas, a student at Edinburgh University, who did vote.