Wheelchair User Adam Lotun Suing London Council Over Inaccessible Polling Station

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A London council is being sued for failing to ensure a polling station was accessible to people with disabilities.

In the first case of its kind in the UK, Adam Lotun, a wheelchair user, is claiming his human rights were breached because he could not vote last year.

Mr Lotun said he could get no further than the front door because of a ramp and a drop to the floor inside.

Kingston Council says work is under way to ensure its polling station is fully accessible on 7 May.

Mr Lotun had been attempting to vote at last year’s European and local elections when he discovered he could not get into the polling station at the Sunray Community Centre in Tolworth, south-west London, despite signs stating it had disabled access.

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He claims he asked staff to bring the ballot box to a private place outside, but they refused and…

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