Election 2015: Final hour of polling

After six weeks of campaigning there is just one hour left to cast your vote in the General Election.

Six weeks of campaigning officially come to an end today as the British public went to the polls in the General Election.

Polling stations open at 7am and close at 10pm, with the first results due to start coming in from around an hour before midnight.

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Candidate name missed off ballot papers

A UKIP candidate's name has been missed off ballot papers issued to a polling station in Darlington.

Approximately 89 ballot papers, which had already been issued, were affected at the Harrowgate Hill ward.

Darlington Borough Council said this equates to 0.1% of the total number of ballot papers printed in the borough.

"As soon as the issue was identified, corrected ballot papers were issued to the polling station concerned," a statement on the council website said, adding that voting was continuing "as normal".

Ukip said that it would be considering whether to take action.

Voting in the general and local elections will continue as normal in the borough.


Nick Clegg casts his vote in Sheffield

Nick Clegg and his wife Miriam cast their votes in Sheffield this morning - though not before the Liberal Democrat leader appeared to get locked out of the couple's car as he attempted to open the door for his wife.


Nicola Sturgeon casts her vote in Glasgow

SNP leader Nicola Sturgeon and her husband Peter Murrell cast their votes at Broomhouse Community Hall polling station in Glasgow this morning, as Britain goes to the ballot box today in the most uncertain General Election for decades.

SNP leader Nicola Sturgeon casts her vote at Broomhouse Community Hall polling station in Glasgow Credit: PA

Green Party's Natalie Bennett casts her vote

Natalie Bennett arrived at her polling station near London's King's Cross this morning with three Green Party members bearing the party's rosette.

Ms Bennett wished photographers a good morning as she made her way into the Ossulston Tenants' and Residents' Hall to cast her vote.

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