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Voting Under Way in UK Election

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Polling Stations Open in UK General Election Expected to Favor Labour Party

Voting commenced at 7am (06:00 GMT) today across more than 40,000 polling stations in the United Kingdom for a general election anticipated to result in a significant victory for the opposition Labour Party. After nearly fifteen years under Conservative rule, an exit poll is scheduled at 10pm (21:00 GMT) when counting will commence.

Centre-left Labour is forecasted to secure its first general election win since 2005, with several pre-election polls indicating a potential historic victory. Labour leader Keir Starmer, 61, emphasized the importance of voter turnout, urging citizens not to abstain. “Britain’s future is at stake,” Starmer stated. “Change will only come if you vote for it.”

Prime Minister Rishi Sunak, 44, called for the election six months earlier than planned amid challenges such as a cost-of-living crisis, strains on the National Health Service, and growing public distrust in institutions. Despite Sunak’s efforts, which included a controversial early departure from D-Day commemoration events for an election interview, his campaign has been widely criticized.

Acknowledging the polls pointing to a probable defeat for the Conservative Party, Sunak suggested Labour might secure a super majority. He urged voters to support the Conservatives to prevent Labour from gaining “unchecked power.”

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