Greenwich voters head to the polls

Greenwich voters head to the polls

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

The contest, the first to be held in December in nearly 100 years, follows those in 2015 and 2017.

Polling stations in 650 constituencies across England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland opened at 07:00 GMT.

After the polls close at 22:00 GMT, counting will begin straight away. Most results are due to be announced in the early hours of Friday morning.

A total of 650 MPs will be chosen under the first-past-the-post system used for general elections, in which the candidate who secures the most votes in each individual constituency is elected.

For more information on voting and to find out where your polloing station is, see ther Royal borough of Greenwich website here.

There is live coverage throughout the night on Maritime Radio as we wait for our local results to come in.  Election Night Live, tonight at 10pm.