British at the polls
England went to the polls for local elections. The government’s response to the outbreak, office parties throughout the restriction period, and the economy’s state are all expected to be reflected in the vote box.
England went to the polls. Voting for local elections in England started at 7 am local time.
Prime Minister Boris Johnson also cast the ballot in the early hours of the morning.
In England, Wales and Scotland, voters choose city councilors to serve four years.
A total of 4,350 candidates competed for more than 140 municipalities in England, 32 in Scotland and 22 in Wales.
Local factors such as social services and municipal tax are at the forefront in the elections. However, this election is seen as an important threshold for Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s leadership.
Parliamentary elections were held in Northern Ireland. The elections determine who will serve in the local legislature.
In the most recent surveys, Sinn Fein, which advocates leaving the UK and reuniting with the Republic of Ireland, appears to be in the lead.