The UK Goes To The Polls

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The UK Goes To The Polls

Kim Buckley
Kim Buckley

6:56 AM - 12 Dec 2019



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

Polling booths opened at 7am and will close at 10 tonight.

Latest opinion polls suggest the Conservatives will remain in power - but the gap with Labour is closing.

It comes six weeks after the chaotic Brexit negotiations in Westminister led MPs to back Boris Johnson's call for an early election.

The outgoing prime minister claims that if he's returned to power, he'll get his Brexit deal over the line by the end of the year.

But Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn is urging voters to back "real change" by supporting Labour.

The latest opinion polls suggest they're unlikely to do so, with the Conservatives on 45 per cent and Labour on 33 per cent.

The previous administration saw the DUP form a minority government with the Tories.

They'll be hoping to maintain their 10 MPs, while Sinn Féin will fight to keep its seven.

The key battle up in the North is between DUP's deputy leader Nigel Dodds and Sinn Féin's John Finucane in North Belfast.

The results should be known in the early hours of tomorrow morning.



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