It has been an ugly, bruising election campaign. Theresa May and Jeremy Corbyn have exchanged bitter and often personal barbs over terrorism, leadership, and their suitability for office. The country is still at war with itself over 2016’s divisive Brexit vote.
But the campaigns are finally over, and as Brits head to the polls today, it’s time to reflect on the one thing that truly matters: dogs at polling stations.
Up and down the country, people are taking to Twitter to share photos of their Grade-A doggos and puppers at polling stations. These woofers are turning out to ruff and bark and wag and do their civic duty right alongside their human masters, and they are Such Good Boys.
Photos of the conscientious canines are being shared on Twitter using the hashtag #DogsAtPollingStations, and provide a welcome relief from the drudgery of modern politics. Business Insider has rounded up some of the best waggers below.
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First, Roky. There’s no question of who this dog is supporting in Scotland.
- Roky Boyd/Twitter
This top-notch doggo is Pi. He and owner Sophie Barkerwood are voting in the Derbyshire Dales.
- Sophie Bakerwood/Twitter
Meet Tees, owned by Michelle Bull, who lives in York.
- Michelle Bull/Twitter
This worried-looking fella’ is Marlowe, a rescue dog from Romania. The two-year-old pup and owner Jodie Doubleday cast their votes in Canterbury.
- Jodie Doubleday/Twitter
And say hello to Mads, who has his very own Twitter account: @MadsTheDog.
Lil’ Phoebe is a floating voter. She “doesn’t know which pawty to vote for,” owner Sam says.
This handsome pupper, meanwhile, is committed to an egalitarian platform. “Gravy bones for the many not the few,” owner Jo said.
Lastly, meet Digby — AKA Mr Woofs. This supreme specimen of a Very Good Dog is giving no clues as to who he’s voting, but takes his duty “very seriously,” said owner Richard Walker. His location polling station is in Leicester South.
- Richard Walker/Twitter