UK Election 2017: Voting underway across Britain to elect new Parliament

  • UK Election 2017: Voting underway across Britain to elect new Parliament
08-06-2017 | Pratidin Bureau. |

Polling has been going on in Britain to elect a new Parliament. 46 million eligible voters will decide their new Prime Minister from current PM Theresa May and opposition leader Jeremy Corbyn by casting their ballot.

An estimated 1.5 million Indian-origin voters are eligible to vote. The odds seem to be in favour of May holding on to her job as the British Prime Minister. She called the election three years earlier than scheduled ahead of what are expected to be tough negotiations with the European Union over Britain’s exit from the 28 member bloc.

Polls close at 10 PM UK time, with results expected to begin rolling in within an hour or so after voting finishes.

The UK was recently rocked by two terror attacks. The first attack took place on May 22 when 22 people were killed and 116 injured in a suicide bombing at Manchester Arena.

On the other hand, seven people were killed on Saturday when three men aboard a van ploughed into pedestrians on London Bridge and went on a stabbing spree before being shot by police.
 

Tags : UK Election 2017 General Election Voting Britain Parliament Theresa May Jeremy Corbyn


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