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Local elections 2021 LIVE - Polls open across UK as London Mayor Sadiq Khan's lead narrows to just 12 points

1 month ago   |   By The Sun

WELCOME to The Sun's Election 2021 live blog, where you'll find all the latest news, polling and updates on the largest local vote in decades.
Approximately 48 million people will be able to cast a vote for about 4,650 positions of power today - a much larger number than usual after much of the voting was delayed last year due to covid.
Polls close at 10pm this evening and a standard election would see votes counted overnight and declared the following day.
But this year some counts won't take place until Friday or even Saturday this year with coronavirus measures expected to slow the...
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What time will UK election results be announced?

What time will UK election results be announced?

1 month ago   |   By The Big Issue

This bumper election day will see voters flock to polling stations to elect local councillors , mayors, police and crime commissioners and, in Scotland and Wales, devolved governments.
While a late night to watch election results roll in is part of the tradition for many, Covid-19 means vote counts and announcements will work differently this year.
Voters are used to seeing hundreds of volunteers crammed into leisure centres and community halls counting piles of ballot papers, but the number of people allowed to count at any one time will be limited for social distancing purposes. Other...
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Elections 2021: Dogs at polling stations

1 month ago   |   By BBC

Voters are heading to the polls in England, Scotland and Wales - and so are their canine companions.
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Local elections 2021 LIVE - Polls open across UK in biggest local voting for decades with Labour 10 points behind Tories

1 month ago   |   By The Sun

WELCOME to The Sun's Election 2021 live blog, where you'll find all the latest news, polling and updates on the largest local vote in decades.
Approximately 28 million people will be able to cast a vote for about 4,650 positions of power today - a much larger number than usual after much of the voting was delayed last year due to covid.
Polls close at 10pm this evening and a standard election would see votes counted overnight and declared the following day.
But this year some counts won't take place until Friday or even Saturday this year with c oronavirus measures expected to slow the...
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Elections 2021: voters head to polls across Scotland, Wales and England for devolved and local elections - live news

1 month ago   |   By The Guardian

Latest updates: ballots cast in largest test of political opinion outside of a general election Starmer promises to ‘carry the can' for Labour election results Labour talks down election hopes but Starmer could face heat Scottish election 2021: a visual guide on what to expect What to expect in England, Scotland and Wales UK sends gunboats to Jersey as 80 French vessels gather in St Helier 10.41am BST Labour strategists say their electoral chances this week have been hampered by two welcome, and successful, government policies: the furlough scheme, under which the state has paid millions...
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