Polls open around Wales to vote in UK general election

Polling stations around Wales have opened for the public to cast their votes in the UK general election.

This year’s election was called by Boris Johnson at the end of October and is the first December election to take place in the UK since 1923.

They opened at 7am and close at 10pm.

Wales will elect 40 of the UK's 650 members of parliament.

Ballot papers will be counted throughout the night with the result expected early on Friday morning.

There are some unusual polling stations around the country including a village chip shop in Pembrokeshire.

A hair salon in Hull has become a polling station as well as a fish and chip shop in Pembrokeshire

Some top tips to remember while in a polling station include remember not to take a picture of yourself inside the polling station. If you post this on social media it could be a breach of the law.

A dog waits outside a polling station during the 2017 general election Credit: PA Images

Animals, apart from assistance dogs, are not usually allowed inside polling stations. They will need to be secured outside if they are brought along to vote.

The ITV Wales website and social media platforms will report on the results as they are announced with analysis from reporters around the country.

To watch the results being announced live on television, ITV's Tom Bradby will return as anchor for the election night programme accompanied by high profile guests as he guides viewers through the results as they come in.

The day after the election, Julie Etchingham will present a special programme from 9am analysing all the fallout from the result.