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VIDEO: Blind 104-year-old determined not to miss her chance to vote in the General Election




A determined 104 year-old woman was adamant she had her chance to vote today - despite being almost blind.

Eunice ‘Betty’ Knight was wheeled to her polling station by staff at Skirbeck Court Care Home in Boston where she is a resident.

104 year-old Eunice 'Betty' Knight outside the polling station in Boston.
104 year-old Eunice 'Betty' Knight outside the polling station in Boston.

Due to her lack of eyesight, a nominated member of staff helped her to put an ‘x’ in her chosen box.

The plucky Swineshead-born woman said people ‘should vote’ and revealed she has been a staunch Liberal Democrat supporter all her life.

Staff at the care home, in Spilsby Road, said Betty was ‘determinded and adament’ that she make it out to have her vote at Holy Trinity church hall.

When asked why she votes Lib Dem, she said: “I can’t remember,” but later revealed her father was a Liberal.

We are really promoting and helping our residents to have their vote
Jean Bamber, home manager at Skirbeck Court

Jean Bamber, home manager at Skirbeck Court, told The Standard: “As part of the Order of St John’s Care Trust, we are really promoting and helping our residents to have their vote today.

“These ladies and gentleman fought in the war for us, so we really think it’s important that their voices are heard.”

Staff at the home have made fairy cakes iced in the party colours, in the hope their residents’ choices will ‘predict the outcome’ of the election.

You can follow our live coverage of the election throughout the day and into the night.

The 104-year-old was determined to vote
The 104-year-old was determined to vote
Staff at Skirbeck Court Nursing Home in Boston helped residents like Eunice to vote today.
Staff at Skirbeck Court Nursing Home in Boston helped residents like Eunice to vote today.
104-year old Eunice 'Betty' Knight says she has never missed a vote in support of the Liberal Democrats.
104-year old Eunice 'Betty' Knight says she has never missed a vote in support of the Liberal Democrats.


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