General Election 2015: Voters Decide

Voters are going to the polls across the country to decide who will form the next government.

Polling stations opened at 7am and close at 10pm in the United Kingdom’s 650 constituencies.

Party leaders were among the first to cast their votes.

Conservative leader David Cameron cast his vote at Spelsbury Memorial Hall in Witney, Oxfordshire, accompanied by wife Samantha.

Labour leader Ed Miliband and his wife Justine headed into a polling station at Sutton Village Hall in Doncaster North.

UKIP leader Nigel Farage cast his vote at Eastcliff community housing office in Ramsgate, Thanet South.

And Lib Dem leader Nick Clegg voted in Sheffield Hallam with his wife Miriam Gonzalez Durantez.

Greens leader Natalie Bennett voted at Ossulston Tenants’ Hall in the London constituency of Holborn and St Pancras.

SNP leader Nicola Sturgeon also voted this morning at Broomhouse Community Hall in Ballieston, Glasgow.

There are 3,971 candidates vying to take up a seat in the House of Commons.

There are 533 parliamentary constituencies in England, 59 in Scotland, 40 in Wales and 18 in Northern Ireland.

The parties are therefore trying to get 326 seats to command a majority.

A total of 10,000 council seats across 290 local authorities are also up for grabs, and six mayors in England will be elected as well.

The weather forecast for Thursday is for a mostly fine, dry and settled day with some showers around.

(c) Sky News 2015

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