Polls open in 'most important general election in a generation'

UK voters will choose 650 members of parliament today Thursday 12 December in the third general election since 2015

All polling stations will be closed promptly at 10pm, if you arrive after 10pm you will not be allowed to vote.

Jeremy Corbyn said Labour offers a "vote for hope".

The latest opinion polls suggest the race has tightened significantly.

If you live in England, Wales or Scotland, you do not need to take anything with you if you are registered to vote - not even your polling card or ID.

You can find links to lists of candidates for four local constituencies (Birmingham Northfield, Birmingham Selly Oak, Birmingham Edgbaston and Bromsgrove) - plus 500 Word statements from those who chose to submit them - on our General Election page.

If no party secures a majority, the prospect of a no-deal Brexit may emerge again.


You wake up on the day of the General Election, head down to your polling station - and then realise you don't have a polling card.

You do not need to have your polling card with you.

The only part of the United Kingdom at which voters need to produce ID is in Northern Ireland.

Polling stations open across the United Kingdom at 7am this morning for a General Election that will define Britain's future direction - and the fate of Brexit.

If someone asks you for ID and tries to stop you voting, report this immediately to the polling staff or a police officer. However, if you are still in a polling station at 10pm, you will still be able to cast your ballot.

The Liberal Democrat leader Jo Swinson told supporters it was possible "to deny Boris Johnson a majority" through tactical voting.

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