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Boris & Keir hold their breath as they wait for crucial Red Wall results

MILLIONS of Brits have been at the polls today casting their votes for the local electionsand it is set to be an absolute nail biter.

In England, a whopping 4,360 seats on 146 councils are up for grabs as well as a handful of mayoral elections.

Boris Johnson was spotted heading off to cast his vote in Westminster with dog Dilyn this morning

Boris Johnson was spotted heading off to cast his vote in Westminster with dog Dilyn this morningCrédito: La Mega Agencia
Labour leader Keir Starmer and his wife Victoria Starmer leave a polling station on Thursday

Labour leader Keir Starmer and his wife Victoria Starmer leave a polling station on ThursdayCrédito: Alamy
Seven key local election battlegrounds

Seven key local election battlegrounds

And astonishingly, más que 1,800 of those seats are in London where every seat in London’s 32 boroughs will be contested.

But all eyes are now on crucial Red Wall seatsthose Labour areas that turned Tory at the 2019 General Election.

Key pinch points in the race will be in Sunderland where the Tories are hoping to deprive Mano de obra of the majority it has held since 1974.

Bolton is also set to be a nail-biting finish, with Labour hoping to turn the council from blue to red.

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Voters go to polls across UK as Boris and Keir battle for key local seats

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Voters go to polls across UK as Boris and Keir battle for key local seats

Eagle-eyed critics will be honing their sights on Amber Valley, Derbyshire – a bellwether Boris Johnson and Sir Keir Starmer will be using as an indicator of the national picture.

Meanwhile Labour are hoping to cause historic upset in the traditional Tory stronghold of Westminster.

Sir Keir’s party are also eyeing up Conservative majority Dudley in the West Midlands for a possible colour change.

While the Prime Minister also made a last dash to Southampton on Wednesday to fend off a creeping threat from Labour.

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Voters go to polls across UK as Boris and Keir battle for key local seats

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Voters go to polls across UK as Boris and Keir battle for key local seats

Boris and Sir Keir were up early on Thursday to rally supporters to back their party at the ballot box.

And their armies of activists were out hammering on doors at the crack of dawn in a last-gasp heave to rake in every possible vote.

It comes as tensions are soaring between the pair as voters cast their ballots in line with key issues impacting the country.

Partygate, the cost of living crisis and the war in Ukraine are top issues Boris and Sir Keir have been battling over.

los Conservatives are braced for a massive drubbing in the elections amid fury at COVID-19 rule breaking in Downing Street.

Some pollsters even predict the Conservatives could lose a whopping 550 seats.

Councillors run your local services including bin collections and public spacesbut crucially also decide the amount of council tax you pay.

The results also paint a picture of how the main parties are performing nationally.

Meanwhile in Northern Ireland, voters will choose the make-up of the next Stormont assembly as they need to fill 90 seats.

Polling predicts Sinn Feinthe nationalists who want a united Ireland and have historic links to the IRAto win the most seats.

It would mean there could be a Sinn Fein first minister for the first time in history.

But under peace-keeping power-sharing arrangements the leader of the second largest partywhich will be a unionistwill be their deputy.

In Scotland, todos 32 councils are being contested while 22 Welsh local authorities are also having their fate sealed at the ballot box.

It is the first election in Wales where 16 and 17-year-olds have the right to vote – significado 70,000 teenagers are eligible to go to the polling station,

In Scotland, over-16s can vote, but in England the minimum age is 18.

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Polls closed at 10pm but first results are are not expected to be until around 2am.

Results from Sunderlandthe north east city who take pride in lodging their results firstare expected around this time.

A lady leaves a polling station on her bike in Cardiff

A lady leaves a polling station on her bike in CardiffCrédito: imágenes falsas – Getty
Voters queue up outside a polling station in London

Voters queue up outside a polling station in LondonCrédito: Rex
Party tellers from the Greens and Labour have a natter outside a polling station in Norwich

Party tellers from the Greens and Labour have a natter outside a polling station in NorwichCrédito: Getty