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Homeless voters

In the run up to the British election of May 1997 the political arguments intensified. Only a few yards from The Savoy, one of Londons most luxurious hotels, a heated debate is raging about the merits of a single currency. Barry claims that there is no way that Britain should sell out to Europe by giving up the pound. George tells him that nobody would care if everyone dealt in ecus. Pat says that a single currency is the only way to create a stable exchange rate for exporters.

This is an argument with one important difference - Barry, George and Pat are homeless, living rough on the streets of London. This is the first election where they can register to vote, but some of their addresses are highly unusual.

Photographs reproduced courtesy of the London Evening Standard

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