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UK: Polling stations close at Farage's target constituency South Thanet00:40

UK: Polling stations close at Farage's target constituency South Thanet

United Kingdom, Broadstairs
May 7, 2015 at 09:07 GMT +00:00 · Published

Polling stations closed at Nigel Farage’s target constituency in Kent on Wednesday, as voting in the May 2015 General Elections drew to an end. The Pierremont Hall polling station, in Broadstairs, South Thanet closing its doors to the public, leaving electoral officials to empty ballot boxes and begin counting the votes.

The most recent ICM poll suggests, before polls opened, put Labour and the Conservatives on 35% of the popular vote, with bookmakers predicting a hung parliament. UKIP have decreased in popularity according to latest figures, falling to 11 percent from the previous 13. The Liberal Democrats stand at 9 percent, a number unchanged since the last ICM poll. The SNP are expected to win a majority of seats in Scotland.

Some 50 million people have registered to vote, with 9,000 seats up for grabs in almost 280 local authorities.

UK: Polling stations close at Farage's target constituency South Thanet00:40
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Polling stations closed at Nigel Farage’s target constituency in Kent on Wednesday, as voting in the May 2015 General Elections drew to an end. The Pierremont Hall polling station, in Broadstairs, South Thanet closing its doors to the public, leaving electoral officials to empty ballot boxes and begin counting the votes.

The most recent ICM poll suggests, before polls opened, put Labour and the Conservatives on 35% of the popular vote, with bookmakers predicting a hung parliament. UKIP have decreased in popularity according to latest figures, falling to 11 percent from the previous 13. The Liberal Democrats stand at 9 percent, a number unchanged since the last ICM poll. The SNP are expected to win a majority of seats in Scotland.

Some 50 million people have registered to vote, with 9,000 seats up for grabs in almost 280 local authorities.