Boris Johnson has not once encouraged people on Twitter to register to vote

Greg Evans
Tuesday 26 November 2019 10:15
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Today is the last official day that you can register to vote in the UK for the December 12 general election.

Over the weekend the government website saw more than 300,000 people, 200,000 of those being under the age of 35, making it one of the largest surges in voter registration in UK history.

With less than 24 hours to register, Twitter is awash with people encouraging those that have not yet filled in the very simple online form to do so immediately.

Even the Labour leader, Jeremy Corbyn, is encouraging everyone to log on and register to vote. It's basically all he is Tweeting about.

Other political parties have also been doing their bit, including the Tories, to their credit.

One man though has remained quiet on the issue and that man is the prime minister, Boris Johnson.

Since the election was confirmed, Johnson has not once tweeted about registering to vote, nor has he shared the link to the official government website.

In fact, the only tweet we could find where he asked anyone to register for anything was when he was running to become the leader of the Conservatives.

Jeremy Corbyn called out Johnson on the issue last week and it would appear that his appeal has fallen on deaf ears, which isn't a surprise.

Corbyn's fellow Labour MP, Rosena Allin-Kahn also called out Johnson's lack of encouragement to the general public.

Others have also strongly condemned Johnson for his inaction.

Perhaps we should give some credit to Johnson as he clearly knows where his audience is as he has urged his Facebook followers to register to vote.

We can't tell you who to vote for but in case you haven't registered yet here's the link: https://www.gov.uk/register-to-vote

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