Sunderland great-grandmother, 90, steps out to cast her vote in General Election

A dedicated great-grandmother is among those heading out to cast her vote in the 2019 General Election.

Thursday, 12th December 2019, 11:46 am
Updated Thursday, 12th December 2019, 1:41 pm
Caroline Smithson casting her vote in the General Election.

Ninety-year-old Caroline Smithson went with her daughter Trish to their local polling station in Red House to exercise her democratic right to vote.

Despite her age, the grandma-of-seven wanted to mark her ballot in person on Thursday, December 12 instead of posting it off.

She also posed for a photograph outside St Cuthbert’s Church on Thursday.

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Trish added: “She thought it was so important to vote in this election – sometimes I haven’t bothered myself but this year I thought it was so important.”

We will be bringing you live coverage throughout Thursday and Friday, December 13 as the results come in from the General Election.