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    Young UK Citizen Confesses to Violating Electoral Law by Voting for Labour Twice

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    The revelation came after the 21-year-old man wrote on Twitter that he had cast his vote both by post and at the polling station.

    Mohammad Zain Qureshi, 21, confessed that he voted two times during the general election in UK in June, The Independent reported.

    The young man was twice registered at his home address with only slight changes in his name, which enabled him to cast his vote for the Labour Party both by post and personally.

    Qureshi wrote about his move on Twitter and after being identified, he pleaded guilty and was fined 150 pounds. He was also ordered to pay 230 pounds for additional costs, including those of the prosecution.

    Social media users were quick to react to the news.

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    DI Gail Granville, of the Special Enquiry Team, told the newspaper that this year he and his colleagues were informed about dozens of allegations of electoral fraud.

    The latest general election in the UK took place on June 8, 2017.

    The Labour Party made historic gains during the election, but the Conservatives returned to power, despite the fact that they lost their parliamentary majority and had to form a minority government with the support of the DUP.

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