See the cutest dogs at polling stations in East Anglia
PUBLISHED: 11:57 12 December 2019 | UPDATED: 17:57 12 December 2019
KAREN RHODES/LUXURY DOG HAMPERS
Dogs at polling stations are once again a big social media trend for the General Election - with owners posting photos of their pets.
Although our four-legged friends might not get a vote, they were taking the lead and stealing a lot of the attention today as voters turned out around Suffolk and north Essex.
Karen Rhodes of Coddenham, founder of Luxury Dog Hampers, took a photo of her pet Bailey early this morning. She posted: "Bailey was up bright and early to come with me this morning. He came inside with me and a kind person held him while I voted."
Jacqueline French commented in her tweet: "Buxton would have voted not to go out in the drizzle in Ipswich today!"
Rebecca and Richard Thornton sent in a photo of their pet dog, Pete, at the Kingfisher Pub polling station in Hawthorn Drive. Pete is a social media star, with his own Instagram account, @Pete.thedog.
Jo Hambling also sent in a picture of her German Shepherd cross rescue dog, Skipper, and said: "We took to the polling station at 7.15 this morning - in the frost - to make sure our vote was posted. We voted at Alan Road Methodist Church in Ipswich."
And Bridget Burke tweeted a photo of two dogs, Ava and Molly, standing outside Martlesham Pavilion.
Ness Butler shared a photo of her two dogs in their pretty pink coats, and said: "Voted at Broomhill on our morning walk. Certainly wouldn't dream of leaving them alone outside, my husband and I took it in turns to go in to vote."
Meanwhile, West Suffolk Council was encouraging voters to post their dog photos, and tweeted some pictures of pooches around their area.