Voting begins in British general election

London, May 7:

Millions of people began casting their votes in the British general election at around 50,000 polling stations across the country on Thursday.


Balloting began at 7 a.m. (GMT) and will continue until 10 p.m., BBC reported, adding that 50 million people registered to vote for the 650 seats at stake.

The turnout in the 2010 election was 65 percent.

Besides the general election, more than 9,000 council seats are being contested across 279 local authorities. Mayors will also be elected for Bedford, Copeland, Leicester, Mansfield, Middlesbrough and Torbay, the report said.

A handful of results are expected to be declared by midnight, but the final results are expected to be declared on Friday afternoon. (IANS)

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