A disabity campaigner who was unable to vote in last year’s local and European elections because his polling station was inaccessible is suing KingstonCouncil.

Adam Lotun, 52, left the Sunray Community Centre without ticking his ballot paper May 22, 2014, because there was no ramp inside the building.  

He claimed staff also declined to bring a ballot box and paper outside.

He is now suing the council over a breach of human rights.

At the time Mr Lotun told the Surrey Comet he felt "excluded, like a second class citizen".

He has so far been unavailable for comment this week.  

A Kingston Council spokesman said: "The council is aware of the circumstances in which a resident found himself unable to vote at the May 2014 elections and is taking steps to ensure that the building used as a Polling Station on that occasion is fully accessible to wheelchair users for all future elections."

Last week Mr Lotun, from Knollmead, Tolworth, revealed the Electoral Commission had rejected him as a parliamentary candidate because he had asked for a job share with two others.