GENERAL ELECTION 2019 Voters head to polls across the UK


The UK is going to the polls for the country’s third general election in less than five years.

The contest, the first to be held in December in nearly 100 years, follows those in 2015 and the snap election in 2017.

Polling stations in 650 constituencies across England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland opened at 07 am.

After the polls close at 10 pm, counting will begin straight away. Most results are due to be announced in the early hours of Friday morning.

Elections in the UK traditionally take place every four or five years. But, in October, MPs voted for the second snap poll in as many years. It is the first winter election since 1974 and the first to take place in December since 1923.