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Writing on Twitter a few hours before polls closed, Johnson claimed:
“I just voted Conservative in the local elections. Make sure you do too! You’ve got two hours left to get out and vote!”
However, just a few minutes after posting the tweet, Johnson inexplicably deleted it.
As it soon emerged, the reason Boris Johnson deleted the tweet is because he is a resident of London and there weren’t actually any Local Elections held in London yesterday – meaning he had just issued a brazen lie about voting for his own party.
Unfortunately for Johnson, there is a website designed to catch MP doing exactly this sort of thing – Politwoops:
And sure enough, just a few hours after deleting it, Johnson’s truly ridiculous, and utterly inexplicable, lie was picked up by Twitter legend James Felton – and, well, the rest is the rest:
Boris Johnson (former mayor and current resident of London) tweeted that he just voted in the local elections.
— James Felton (@JimMFelton) May 2, 2019
It’s almost as if this Johnson’s chap is a liar. https://t.co/7IHqy2V0aO
— David Schneider (@davidschneider) May 2, 2019
Boris Johnson is a compulsive liar. You cannot trust a single word he says. https://t.co/eam9kPRPYK
— David Lammy (@DavidLammy) May 3, 2019
Christ almighty. This man COULD BECOME PM!! https://t.co/Qc8CShvxzl
— Helen Joyce (@HJJoyceEcon) May 3, 2019
The man that some Tories consider making Prime Minister. https://t.co/wOlV54t8mU
— Yannis Koutsomitis (@YanniKouts) May 2, 2019
Voted. Haven’t voted. It’s such a fine line innit.
— Sanjeev Bhaskar (@TVSanjeev) May 2, 2019