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Local Elections: Dogs at polling stations

PUBLISHED: 15:45 02 May 2019 | UPDATED: 23:21 02 May 2019

Murphy the dog looking a bit grumpy outside a polling station in Felixstowe Picture: MARK CRACKNELL

Murphy the dog looking a bit grumpy outside a polling station in Felixstowe Picture: MARK CRACKNELL

MARK CRACKNELL

As voters across Suffolk and Essex head to the polls we are looking for pictures of dogs that are encouraging their owners to get involved with the local elections.

Sheamus loves the walk to the polling station Picture: PATRICIA YOUNGSheamus loves the walk to the polling station Picture: PATRICIA YOUNG

The hashtag #DogsAtPollingStations has grown in popularity over the last few years as dogs have been photographed outside community centres, schools and even pubs, where people go to cast their vote.

In Ipswich Patricia Young posted a picture of her pet pooch Sheamus saying how much he loves the walk to their local polling station at Pinewood Community Hall.

The newly formed West Suffolk Council tweeted their a picture of a group dogs waiting patiently to vote - describing it as “Pawfuct”.

Are you taking your hound along to vote with you this evening? If you are make sure you send your pictures and a little description over to the East Anglian Daily Times or Ipswich Star Facebook page.

Dogs have been helping their owners vote in Suffolk today: Picture: WEST SUFFOLK COUNCILDogs have been helping their owners vote in Suffolk today: Picture: WEST SUFFOLK COUNCIL

Read more: The unusual polling stations being used in Suffolk today.

Steph Backhouse from Ipswich says her dog Cody 'loves to vote' Picture: STEPH BACKHOUSESteph Backhouse from Ipswich says her dog Cody 'loves to vote' Picture: STEPH BACKHOUSE

Andrew Albrighton posted a picture of his dog waiting outside the polling station at Ravenswood Primary School in Ipswich Picture: ANDREW ALBRIGHTONAndrew Albrighton posted a picture of his dog waiting outside the polling station at Ravenswood Primary School in Ipswich Picture: ANDREW ALBRIGHTON

Three-year-old Declan with his toy dog Jeffrey who also went to the polling station today Picture: CHARLOTTE KEARSEYThree-year-old Declan with his toy dog Jeffrey who also went to the polling station today Picture: CHARLOTTE KEARSEY

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Amanda Day took a photograph of her dog with it's tongue sticking out outside their local polling station in Ipswich Picture: AMANDA DAYAmanda Day took a photograph of her dog with it's tongue sticking out outside their local polling station in Ipswich Picture: AMANDA DAY

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