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World Johnson doesn't vote for himself as millions head to polls for UK election

23:17  12 december  2019
23:17  12 december  2019 Source:   9news.com.au

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Millions of people will cast their vote in the third general election in less than five years. The UK is going to the polls for the country's third general election in less than five years. Prime Minister Boris Johnson has cast his vote - he visited a polling station in central London, taking his dog, Dilyn, along

The third election in less than five years has been described as the most important in decades. The outcome could see Boris Johnson make good The outcome could see Boris Johnson make good on his promise to "get Brexit done." Follow the latest developments here. Exit polls are expected shortly

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British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has bizarrely decided not to vote for himself despite the UK general election on a knife's edge as millions of voters head to polling booths.

Facing a huge task to secure a parliamentary majority in the national vote currently underway, Johnson broke election tradition by choosing not to register in his own marginal seat of Uxbridge and South Ruislip.

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READ MORE: UK Election : Boris Johnson doesn ' t vote for himself as millions head to polls . The future of a nation is on a knife's edge this year as millions of British voters are expected to turn out to have their say in a ballot heavily dominated by issues surrounding Brexit and the National Health

Boris Johnson has been criticised after initially refusing to look at a picture of a sick four-year-old boy who had to sleep on the floor of a Leeds hospital. Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn tweeted: "He just doesn ' t care", while Independent Group for Change leader Anna Soubry called his actions "appalling".

Instead, he voted in Westminster, near Downing Street, despite a heavy tactical campaign in his own constituency to oust him.

a dog wearing a suit and tie: Prime Minister Boris Johnson arrives to cast his vote with his dog Dilyn at Methodist Hall polling station in London, England.© Getty Prime Minister Boris Johnson arrives to cast his vote with his dog Dilyn at Methodist Hall polling station in London, England. In 2017, Johnson managed to hold his own seat by the slim margin of 5034 votes - The last time a Conservatives leader was unseated in their own electorate was in 1906.

Most opinion polls released before polls have Johnson ahead in the election, despite a 'youthquake' of new young voters, mostly opposing the Tory government, amid the political turmoil over Brexit and accusations of plans to privatise the National Health Service (NHS).

Voting stations opened at 7am (6pm AEDT) on Thursday across the country, in a contest that has been described as the most important election since the end of World War II.

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Boris Johnson speaks on the eve before the general election vote . Photograph: Leon Neal/Getty Images. Johnson criss-crossed England and Wales on Their analysis has shown that 17m of the UK ’s 36m Facebook users have watched Momentum videos since the election campaign began

The snap vote was called by the government led by Conservative Party leader and Prime Minister Boris Johnson because of a parliamentary impasse over the Brexit deal he had negotiated with the EU. The prime minister has repeatedly said a vote for his party means the ability to "get Brexit done."

Jeremy Corbyn holding a sign: Labour Leader Jeremy Corbyn was all smiles after lodging his vote at his local polling station in Islington, London.© Getty Labour Leader Jeremy Corbyn was all smiles after lodging his vote at his local polling station in Islington, London. All 650 seats in the House of Commons are up for grabs in the election, which is being held more than two years ahead of schedule.

Hours after voting began, a polling station near Glasgow was in lockdown and a 48-year-old man arrested over a suspicious device, the BBC reported.

A police cordon was set up around the Glen Towers building in Motherwell, which houses a polling station, after the device was found on the ground floor about 1 am.

Duncan Hames, Jo Swinson standing in front of a building: Liberal Democrat leader also lodged her vote in Glasgow, along with her husband Duncan Hames.© Getty Liberal Democrat leader also lodged her vote in Glasgow, along with her husband Duncan Hames. Voters were told to use Knowetop Primary School as an alternative polling station, although the device was eventually destroyed in a controlled explosion and deemed safe by police.

The election to end UK's Brexit stalemate

After failing to deliver Brexit by an October 31 deadline, Johnson called the election to break what he cast as political paralysis that had thwarted Britain's departure and sapped confidence in the economy.

UK leaders in final 'drive for the line' ahead of this week's election

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UK election issues. A shift of focus. Crime and sentencing were always bubbling away at the back as an issue in this election , but the London On the eve of the election , Johnson made an appeal to voters in a video message, urging them to " vote one-nation Conservative party, get Brexit done and

LONDON — For the second time since Britain voted to withdraw from the European Union, and with the country still deeply divided over the outcome, voters will head to the polls on Thursday for a general election .

The face of the "Leave" campaign in the 2016 referendum, 55-year-old Johnson fought the election under the slogan of "Get Brexit Done", promising to end the deadlock and spend more on health, education and the police.

His main opponent, Corbyn, 70, promised higher public spending, nationalisation of key services, taxes on the wealthy and another referendum on Brexit.

All major opinion polls suggest Johnson will win.

"We could have a Conservative majority government which will get Brexit done and unleash Britain's potential," Johnson told campaigners.

Nicola Sturgeon et al. standing in front of a laptop: First Minister of Scotland and SNP Leader Nicola Sturgeon lodged her vote in Baillieston in Glasgow.© Getty First Minister of Scotland and SNP Leader Nicola Sturgeon lodged her vote in Baillieston in Glasgow. Corbyn said the Conservatives were the party of "billionaires" while Labour represented the many.

"You can vote for despair and vote for the dishonesty of this government, or you can vote Labour and get a government that can bring hope to the future," he said.

What happens with Brexit now that Boris Johnson has won a majority in the UK Parliament? .
After a landslide election victory, Boris Johnson is making good on his campaign promise to take the UK out of Europe. After a marathon election campaign in which he baked a "Brexit beef pie", crashed a digger through a "gridlock" wall and begged for votes in a Love Actually-style ad, Boris Johnson now has a majority in the UK's Parliament.

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