United Kingdom: Polls open in general election
British voters have started to cast their votes in the 2017 snap general election, following a fierce campaign that saw the ruling Conservative Party lose support to Labour, the main opposition.
More than 40,000 polling stations across the country opened on Thursday morning and voters will have until 10 pm local time to elect the party they deem most competent to form the next government.
UK Prime Minister Theresa May, who made the surprising call for the vote in mid-April, is defending her party’s Parliament majority and has set eyes on more seats.
Labour, on the other hand, has recovered from a major disadvantage against the Tories under Jeremy Corbyn’s leadership and is now hoping for a hung parliament, a scenario that some polls say is more than possible.