20 May 2014 Government minister Lynne Featherstone gets election date wrong Lib Dem MP and international development minister Lynne Featherstone is a bit calendrically challenged on Twitter. Lynne Featherstone declares polls open... on the wrong day. Photo: Getty Sign UpGet the New Statesman\'s Morning Call email. Sign-up The Lib Dem MP for Hornsey and Wood Green, and a minister at the Department for International Development, Lynne Featherstone, has announced on Twitter that the polls are opening today – for the local elections on Thursday. Polling day today! Polls open till 10pm - let's change our council for the better - http://t.co/KO7zsGBTJj — Lynne Featherstone (@lfeatherstone) May 20, 2014 You know what they say: vote two days early, vote often. *** UPDATE *** Featherstone's deleted the tweet, but here it is captured by Politwoops: DT @lfeatherstone: Polling day today! Polls open till 10pm - let's change our council for the bett... http://t.co/uSRGBTSLpb — Tweets MPs Delete (@deletedbyMPs) May 20, 2014 › Next Goal Wins: a football film with a vital message about overcoming transphobia in sport I'm a mole, innit. Subscribe For more great writing from our award-winning journalists subscribe for just £1 per month!