Boris Johnson heads to polls with dog Dilyn in tow as voting gets under way across Britain


THE Prime Minister took his dog Dilyn with him to cast his vote this morning in what has been billed as the most important General Election in a generation.

Boris Johnson kissed his pet and posed for pictures after voting at the Methodist Central Hall polling station near Downing Street.

Mr Johnson cast his vote in Westminster this morning
The PM headed to the polls with his dog Dilyn
Mr Johnson has pledged to ‘Get Brexit Done’ during the campaign

Mr Johnson, who gambled his premiership by triggering the vote, has repeated over and over to “Get Brexit Done” during the campaign.

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has instead tried to highlight his party’s credentials on the health service and other domestic issues.

Mr Corbyn is expected to cast his vote in Islington later today.

Voter turnout today could play a major role in the election outcome with rain, wind and chilly temperatures forecast for much of the country.

However it did not appear to have put people off, with voters tweeting photos of snaking queues outside polling stations.


In a final plea to voters on the eve of polling day, Mr Johnson warned the election remained on a “knife edge”, but said it was a chance to “end the gridlock”.

“Today is our chance to unite as a country and put the uncertainty to bed so people can get on with their lives,” he told supporters in east London.

“Just imagine how wonderful it will be to settle down to a turkey dinner this Christmas with Brexit decided – and how awful it would be if Corbyn and Sturgeon were in Downing Street advancing their plans for two more referendums.

“Let’s stop the chaos and stop the referendums. We can secure a majority Conservative government if we win just nine more seats.”

Mr Corbyn, meanwhile, stressed the “very profound” issues at stake in today’s vote.

“We’re literally at a fork in the road,” he said at a rally in north east London.

“So when the election comes tomorrow it is a very clear choice. You go down the road of Boris Johnson, a sweetheart deal with Donald Trump, we break off any serious relationship with Europe.

“Or you go down the Labour way, which is the adult, responsible way, of negotiating a settlement which we will all live by, and I will make sure is carried out in a future relationship with Europe.

“But we also go down the road of investing in our country, investing to end austerity and redistributing wealth and power in our society in a way that’s never been seen before.”

Liberal Democrats leader Jo Swinson said the polls showed it was still “absolutely possible” to deny the Tories an overall majority through tactical voting.

“We know from past elections that, very often, voters who vote tactically come to that conclusion in the final hours before they cast their vote,” she said.

Mr Johnson arrived at Central Methodist Hall in Westminster at around 8.15am to cast his vote, bringing dog Dilyn along with him

People tweeted photos of long queues of voters outside polling stations this morning