General election: Islington goes to the polls

Residents across the borough have started casting their votes in the general election.

Residents across the borough have started casting their votes in the general election. - Credit: Getty Images

Residents across the borough have began to cast their votes in this year’s general election.

There are 141,425 people in the borough who are eligible to head to the polls to have their say today.

Both constituencies – Islington North and Islington South and Finsbury – have been Labour strongholds for decades, with the seats respectively held by Jeremy Corbyn since 1983 and by Emily Thornberry for 10 years.

But the overall outcome of the general election is the most uncertain for decades, with no party on course to emerge a clear winner.

Last-ditch appeals by party leaders did nothing to break the opinion poll deadlock and left the country facing the prospect of another hung parliament.


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But with millions apparently still undecided or open to changing their minds, the likely new Westminster balance of power remained highly unclear.

Among the last set of polls, three showed the main parties level pegging, three had the Conservatives in front by a single point and one gave Labour a two-point advantage.

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