The school uniform should have given election staff a clue… But Brandon Thorne was allowed to walk into a polling station and vote last week, despite being just 12.

Officials did not question his age or ask for ID. Six-footer Brandon, thought to be the youngest person in Britain to vote, said he did it “out of curiosity”.

He added: “I didn’t know I could get away with it. But the man didn’t question me even though he knew me from a boxing club that I go to.”

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Brandon, of Thetford, Norfolk, was sent a polling card after his parents Ramon, 75, and Naomi, 44, mistakenly put him and his brother Ashley, 16, on the electoral register.

Former Liberal councillor Ramon said: “He’s big for his age but you can tell he’s a child.”

Breckland Council is investigating and Norfolk police have been informed. Brandon, who voted Tory, could face a fine of up to £5,000 or six months in prison. But sources said he would more than likely be “ticked off”.

Last week, it was revealed Alfie McKenzie, 14, voted Lib Dem at a polling station in Preesall, Lancs.

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