JEREMY CORBYN’S Twitter post about “personal images from his past” backfired on the Labour leader.
Mr Corbyn tweeted to his 2.3 million followers that “personal images from his past” were due to be released today, adding: “Here’s the truth.” However, the link he included takes users to a polling station finder website.
The post, 46 minutes after polls opened, backfired with some Twitter users.
Matt Chorley of The Times retweeted it and said: “Actually we have a pretty clear picture about your past already.”
Another replied: “How bad could they be? You’ve already been photographed with terrorists, dictators and Holocaust deniers.”
One more said: “Do they involve the IRA?”
But others saw the humour in Mr Corbyn’s tweet, branding it “brilliant” and “amazing”.
One commented: “Well played good sir.”
Another said: “He’s bossed this election! My prime minister.”
It comes as voters are heading to the ballot boxes for the third general election in five years.
Polling stations are open from 7am to 10pm and results are expected from the early hours of Friday.
Boris Johnson brought his rescue dog Dilyn with him to cast his vote in Westminster.
And Mr Corbyn stepped out in Islington to vote.
The polls have narrowed in the final week of the campaign.
A poll by The Daily Telegraph and Savanta ComRes, published last night, placed the Conservatives five points ahead of Mr Corbyn’s party.
But a separate poll by Kantar put the Tories on 44 percent, Labour on 32 percent and the Liberal Democrats on 13 percent.
In a final plea to voters last night, the Prime Minister warned that the election remained on a “knife edge”, but that it represented a chance to “end the gridlock”.
He said: “Today is our chance to unite as a country and put the uncertainty to bed so people can get on with their lives.
“Just imagine how wonderful it will be to settle down to a turkey dinner this Christmas with Brexit decided – and how awful it would be if Corbyn and Sturgeon were in Downing Street advancing their plans for two more referendums.
“Let’s stop the chaos and stop the referendums. We can secure a majority Conservative government if we win just nine more seats.”
Meanwhile, Mr Corbyn said: “We’re literally at a fork in the road.
“So when the election comes tomorrow it is a very clear choice. You go down the road of Boris Johnson, a sweetheart deal with Donald Trump, we break off any serious relationship with Europe.
“Or you go down the Labour way, which is the adult, responsible way, of negotiating a settlement which we will all live by, and I will make sure is carried out in a future relationship with Europe.
“But we also go down the road of investing in our country, investing to end austerity and redistributing wealth and power in our society in a way that’s never been seen before.”