30/01/2015

Primary School No Longer Polling Station After Protests

A county Tyrone primary school will no longer be used as a polling station following a loyalist flag protest during last year's election.

The chief electoral officer Graham Shields took the decision after protesters gathered outside Howard Primary School in Moygashel last May.

Mr Shields said he was to ensure people could exercise their right to vote in a "peaceful and safe environment".

Alternative arrangements are to be made for people who would have previously used the school.

(MH/CD)

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