Results in constituencies up and down the country could be challenged today after thousands of people were denied the right to vote amid chaotic scenes at polling stations.
The turnout in some areas was so high that long queues of electors were still waiting to cast their votes when polling stations closed at 10pm. The “Third World” scenes led to police being called to calm unrest and voters staging sit-ins as they demanded that counts be delayed.
Harriet Harman, the deputy prime minister, suggested that the Electoral Commission might have to rule on whether results were valid in cases where people who arrived in time to vote were not allowed to do so. --->>>