His knowledge of the main parties’ policies may be sketchy but 6-year-old Ciaran Perry from Tiverton has got his polling card ready for the election. He told the BBC he would vote for his cousin, Jess, extra playtime and more tipper lorries on the roads.

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Ciaran’s highly amused mum, Nicola, denied the form had been completed incorrectly and said she would take Ciaran to the desk on polling day, “but the chances are he won't get his voting slip.”

Kevin Finan, from Mid Devon District Council said, “Now this case has come to our attention we will make sure this little boy's details are crossed off the register at the polling station, just in case he was tempted to cast a vote.”

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Probably a good job for now as, despite laughing when a student threw an egg at David Cameron, the youngster doesn’t know who he is. Like most little boys, he’s much more interested in becoming a lorry driver than a politician.

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