Thursday, 07 May 2015 - 18:19
Election 2015: Millions begin casting their votes
Millions of people have begun casting their votes in the United Kingdom general election.
Polls opened in the early hours of today, at around 50,000 polling stations across the UK, which will remain open until 10pm.
A total of 650 West-minster MPs will be elected, with about 50 million people registered to vote.
As well as the general election, there are more than 9,000 council seats being contested across 279 English local authorities.
Mayors will also be elected in Bedford, Copeland, Leicester, Mansfield, Middlesbrough and Torbay.