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UK: Westminster opens polling stations on Brexit referendum day00:49

UK: Westminster opens polling stations on Brexit referendum day

United Kingdom, London
June 23, 2016 at 07:32 GMT +00:00 · Published

Polling stations opened in Westminster, London, early on Thursday morning, for people to vote in the referendum on the United Kingdom's continued membership of the European Union.

Just around the corner from the British parliament buildings, press staked out the location for any MPs who may be casting their vote at the location.

There are 41,000 polling stations throughout the country which will be open between 07:00 BST and 22:00 BST.

An estimated 46 million people are entitled to take part in the vote - a record number for a UK poll. Results are expected to become clear between 03.00-04.00 BST, however, if the vote is close, it may take until 08.00 BST.

It is the third nationwide referendum to take place in UK history. The last referendum was over Britain's membership of the European Economic Community back in 1975. If a Brexit does go ahead, it will take a minimum two years for Britain to leave the EU, but could take longer, depending on negotiations.

UK: Westminster opens polling stations on Brexit referendum day00:49
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Polling stations opened in Westminster, London, early on Thursday morning, for people to vote in the referendum on the United Kingdom's continued membership of the European Union.

Just around the corner from the British parliament buildings, press staked out the location for any MPs who may be casting their vote at the location.

There are 41,000 polling stations throughout the country which will be open between 07:00 BST and 22:00 BST.

An estimated 46 million people are entitled to take part in the vote - a record number for a UK poll. Results are expected to become clear between 03.00-04.00 BST, however, if the vote is close, it may take until 08.00 BST.

It is the third nationwide referendum to take place in UK history. The last referendum was over Britain's membership of the European Economic Community back in 1975. If a Brexit does go ahead, it will take a minimum two years for Britain to leave the EU, but could take longer, depending on negotiations.

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