Voters head to polls for UK general election

| 06/05/2010

(BBC): Millions of people in constituencies across the UK are casting their votes in the general election. Polling stations up and down the country opened at 0700 BST and people will be able to cast their ballots until 2200 BST. More than 44 million people are registered to vote. The first declarations are expected at 2300 BST. As well as picking MPs for Westminster, voters will elect councillors in 164 local authorities across England. Voting in the general election will take place in 649 constituencies, with nearly 4,150 candidates standing for election across the country.

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