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Voters cast ballot in UK general election

todayJuly 4, 2024 7

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Voting has begun across the United Kingdom in a general election which polling suggests could bring an end to 14 years of the Conservative Party in government. Prime Minister Rishi Sunak announced snap elections in May. Voters in 650 constituencies will elect members of Parliament to the lower chamber and the House of Commons.

Throughout Thursday, tens of millions of voters have the chance to choose who they would like to represent their local area at the national level. Stuart Smith explains.

 

The BBC reports that political parties are looking to win more than half the seats, 326, in order to form a majority government. Prime Minister Rishi Sunak cast his vote in North Yorkshire, while Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer voted in north London.

Written by: Tonata Kadhila

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