General election underway in UK

General election underway in UK

Polling stations have opened across England for voting in the 2019 UK General Election.

About 46 million voters are eligible to elect 650 members of Parliament to the House of Commons, 533 of whom are for constituencies in England.

It is the first December election in almost a century, and the third general election in the country since 2015.

Registered voters are able to cast their ballots from 07:00 to 22:00 GMT, BBC reported.

The results for each area, or constituency, will be declared through the night and into Friday morning.

A major YouGov poll has predicted the Conservative Party will win a Parliamentary majority of 28 seats at the general election, but indicated that the race has tightened in the past few weeks. 

The second YouGov MRP poll suggests the Tories will win 339 seats - a rise of 22 from 2017 - while the Labour Party will lose 31 and end up with a total of 231.

But the figure for Boris Johnson's party is a drop of 40 seats from a previous YouGov poll in November that predicted a 68-seat majority.

YouGov said the surprise element of tactical voting and the tightening in the polls meant a hung parliament could not be ruled out.

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