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Asked whether the Prime Minister had voted today, the Prime Minister’s Official Spokesman (PMOS) said the Prime Minister’s local Government services were taken in London, but there were no London elections to vote in. Put that you were allowed to be registered in more than one place, but just not allowed to vote twice on the same day, the PMOS said the Prime Minister believed he should vote where his services were taken and that had been his practice throughout his premiership. Asked whether the Prime Minister would stay up and watch the polls coming through, the PMOS said he suspected as always he had a busy day tomorrow, therefore it would be a balance of on the one hand wanting to know the results and the other hand wanting to be fresh for tomorrow. Asked whether the Prime Minister had any public engagements tomorrow, the PMOS said the Prime Minister would be working in Downing Street.

Asked whether there would be a Cabinet reshuffle tomorrow, the PMOS said No. Put that the PMOS never answered reshuffle questions, the PMOS said there are split second decisions to make in this job, and the idea that in some way he might leave open the smallest window for speculation did not appeal. Asked why the Prime Minister had a meeting in Sedgefield pencilled in for next week, and was the Prime Minister planning to make his intentions known that he would be stepping down as party leader, the PMOS said he would brief next week for next week, but the only announcement next week would be his future as party leader.

Asked how the Prime Minister was today, the PMOS said the Prime Minister was in top form. Anybody who saw him at PMQ’s yesterday would suggest he was on top form. Asked whether the Prime Minister would spend the weekend writing his farewell speech, the PMOS said the Prime Minister would remain Prime Minister after next week. Asked whether the Prime Minister considered health or education one of his greatest achievements, the PMOS said the Prime Minister believed there were many achievements in this Government, and he did not write them in order of greatest, biggest or largest.

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