Exmouth's Bradley casts vote on 18th birthday

PUBLISHED: 09:54 14 June 2017 | UPDATED: 09:54 14 June 2017

Bradley Johnston voting for the first time on his 18th birthday. Ref exe 23 17TI 4265. Picture: Terry Ife

Bradley Johnston voting for the first time on his 18th birthday. Ref exe 23 17TI 4265. Picture: Terry Ife

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A Brixington teenager wasted no time getting involved in democracy, voting on his 18th birthday.

Bradley Johnston, of Maple Drive, was at his local polling station on his birthday morning to cast his vote in last week’s General Election.

Bradley, who attends Exmouth Community College, said: “It was exciting, and a bit weird, but I kept up with the election campaign so I knew what I was voting for.

“Most of my friends voted as well – we were discussing it in college.”

Bradley said he voted for Independent candidate Claire Wright, who finished second to Conservative Sir Hugo Swire in the East Devon constituency.

Bradley said: “The fact she got the amount of votes she did was a success in itself.

“I think she put in a good effort. It was quite a difficult thing for her to do against Hugo Swire.”

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