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Readers rib Welsh newspaper after it tells them to go out and vote one day early

05 May 2021 2 minute read
The Cambrian News calls on its readers to vote – on Wednesday

A Welsh newspaper website has directed its social media followers to go out and vote in the Senedd and Police and Crime Commissioner elections one day early.

‘It’s election day!’ the Cambrian News declared on Facebook on Wednesday. ‘Follow the Cambrian News online for live updates as the votes are counted, and you choose your Senedd Member and Police and Crime Commissioner.’

The Senedd and PCC elections take place tomorrow, Thursday, 6 May, between 7am and 10pm. Votes will not begin to be counted until Friday due to the Covid-19 restrictions.

Readers were unimpressed with the gaffe, with one, Ceri Jones, complaining: “Twpsyns!! I nearly went out to vote then…”

Darren Thomas said: “Erm think I will follow an outlet that actually knows what day the election is hapenning! Hope you don’t have your journalists outside schools and halls today waiting for voters to interview.”

Edryd Jones said: “I think you need a calendar in your office.”

Others however saw the funny side, with Simon Jones jesting: “Labour and Conservatives today. Plaid tomorrow.”

The message was still on the site at the time of publishing, and had been there since 7.11am.

The Cambrian News is a weekly newspaper owned by the Tindle Newspaper Group which is distributed in mid-Wales.

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2 years ago

I know Wales doesn’t have much in the way of an informed news media, but c’mon!

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