General election 2017 live: Voters head to the polls

PUBLISHED: 21:35 08 June 2017 | UPDATED: 21:35 08 June 2017

A 'Polling Station' sign outside village hall during a UK election.

A 'Polling Station' sign outside village hall during a UK election.

Chris Hepburn

Voters across Cambridgeshire have been heading to the polls to choose their MPs and decide who forms the next government.

Polls opened across the country at 7am and counting will begin after the polls close at 10pm and will take place throughout the night and into the early hours of the morning.

A total of 650 MPs will be elected, with around 46.9 million people registered to vote – slightly up on the 46.4 million registered to vote in 2015.

To form a majority in the House of Commons one party must win 326 seats.

In Cambridge in 2015, Labour’s Daniel Zeichner won the seat from the Lib Dem’s Julian Huppert by a mere 599 votes, earning 36 per cent of the vote. Mr Huppert served as the city’s MP between 2010 and 2015.

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