Boris Johnson didn't vote for himself in the general election

With election campaigning over, all that’s left for party leaders to do is vote.

While many would think the likes of Jeremy Corbyn, Boris Johnson, Jo Swinson and Nigel Farage would vote for themselves, one of the party leaders decided to break with tradition.

Prime Minister Boris Johnson decided not to vote for himself on election day.

This wasn’t down to a sudden change of heart, but because rather than vote in his constituency, Mr Johnson opted to vote near his Downing Street flat.

That makes him the first prime minister since Margaret Thatcher not to put a cross next to his own name.

The decision startled some, given that Mr Johnson’s constituency of Uxbridge and South Ruislip is the target of a major Labour campaign to unseat him.

Mr Johnson has a majority of 5,034.

Campaigners are urging Remainers to unite behind Labour’s Ali Milani in a bid to topple the former London mayor.

Mr Johnson’s predecessors Theresa May and David Cameron both voted for themselves in their own constituencies.

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