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British voters head for local, mayoral elections


London  –   A report on Thursday in London said that majority of results of the combination of local and mayoral elections dubbed as “Super Thursday’’ would be declared on Friday.

It said that British voters across the country flocked to the polls on Thursday for the elections.

It said that the elections were being held for English local councils, the Scottish Parliament, the National Assembly for Wales, and the Northern Ireland Assembly.

“New mayors were also to be elected in London, Bristol, Liverpool and Salford on Thursday,’’ the report said.

It revealed that in England, more than 2,700 seats were up for grabs in 124 local councils, while the 129 seats of the Scottish Parliament (MSPs) were to be contested for a new term.

According to it, in Wales, voters are electing their 60 assembly members, while those in Northern Ireland will cast their ballots to select 108 members of the Northern Ireland Assembly.

It said that nearly 40 areas in England and Wales were also choosing new Police and Crime Commissioners.

Parliamentary by-elections were also being held for the constituencies of Ogmore as well as Sheffield Brightside and Hillsborough.

Polling analysts said that the Thursday elections represented the biggest test of political opinion since Britain’s general elections in 2015. (Xinhua/NAN)

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