Voters In Chettisham Head To Bungalow Bedroom For Election Polls

PUBLISHED: 10:39 06 May 2010 | UPDATED: 13:28 02 June 2010

The Polling Station at The Bungalow, in Chettisham, Ely, Cambridgeshire. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date Thursday May 6th 2010. Voting got underway at one of

The Polling Station at The Bungalow, in Chettisham, Ely, Cambridgeshire. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date Thursday May 6th 2010. Voting got underway at one of

VOTING was today underway at East Cambridgeshire s most homely polling stations. Villagers in Chettisham, Cambridgeshire, were casting votes in the bedroom of a bungalow. Retired hairdresser Carmelia Bond, 61, offered her home as a polling station more th

VOTING was today underway at East Cambridgeshire's most homely polling stations.

Villagers in Chettisham, Cambridgeshire, were casting votes in the bedroom of a bungalow.

Retired hairdresser Carmelia Bond, 61, offered her home as a polling station more than 30 years ago after the village hall closed.

Mrs Bond's son Marcus, a 30-year-old painter and decorator, moved out of the room for the day to allow two polling station officials to move in.

Locals are guided to the front door by a sign on Mrs Bond's gate and a poster in the bedroom window.

"We move the bed out so they can get the polling booth in," said Mrs Bond, 61. "He's left his television in there."

She added: "I don't insist on people taking off their shoes before they come in. I'll Hoover later.

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