Britain Braces For Super Thursday

The Red Arrows celebrate the arrival of Prime Minister Narendra Modi with a flypast over Parliament Square, London. They created the Tricolour with their fumes
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It’s a sunny day and the British voters are now on the way to cast their votes across Britain

The Red Arrows celebrate the arrival of Prime Minister Narendra Modi with a flypast over Parliament Square, London. They created the Tricolour with their fumes
The Red Arrows celebrate the arrival of Prime Minister Narendra Modi with a flypast over Parliament Square, London. They created the Tricolour with their fumes

A mini-general election is taking place in Britain. The results of ‘Super Thursday’ are crucial for Prime Minister David Cameron and Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn.

Elections are taking place for the Scottish Parliament, National Assembly of Wales, the Northern Ireland Assembly and for 124 councils in England. New mayors will be elected in London, Bristol, Liverpool and Salford

Polling stations across the length and breadth of the country opened at 07:00 BST, with voting allowed until 22:00 BST. Thursday’s polls are the single largest test of political opinion before the next general election, which is scheduled for 2020.

The ruling Conservatives are riddled with divisions on EU. The Opposition Labour is facing huge backlash from the Jewish voters over some leaders controversial anti-Semitic comments.

In London, the Greater London Assembly will be elected, as will a successor to the capital’s mayor Boris Johnson, who has run City Hall since 2008. Mayoral contests will also be held in Bristol, Liverpool and Salford.

Voters in 40 police force areas in England and Wales, excluding London and Greater Manchester, will also elect a police and crime commissioner. The inaugural elections for the positions were held in 2012. Counting will take place throughout Friday with the majority of results declared on the day.