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UK general election: Here are some choicest picks

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Fri June 09 2017, 7:40 pm
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    British Prime Minister Theresa May's gamble in calling an early election backfired spectacularly as her Conservative Party lost its majority in Parliament, throwing British politics into chaos.(AP)

  • UK polls, UK general election 2017, UK general election, UK election, London, UK politics, general election 2017, Indian-origin voters, Indians in London, Indian voters in London, Indian voters in UK, United Kingdom, Voting begins, Poll open, Jeremy Corbyn, Theresa May

    May’s intentions for calling the elections was to gain an upper hand in Britain’s exit from EU, getting a better hold on her party. But the move to conduct snap elections seems to have backfired on May, as the nation gave a stunning blow by wiping out her majority in parliament. The UK election result puts Britain right in the middle of a renewed political chaos.(AP)

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    Jeremy Corbyn, beaming with hope, claimed on Twitter that the Labour party had "changed the face of British politics".(AP)

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    Jeremy Corbyn, leader of Britain's Labour Party tries to exchange a high five with Shadow Foreign Secretary Emily Thornberry at Britain's general election counting centre in Islington, London-(Reuters)

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    Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May, center, listens as the declaration at her constituency is made for in the general election in Maidenhead.(AP)

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    An ETX Capital trader reacts as he watches the results for Britain's election in London-(Reuters)

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    Scotland's First Minister Nicola Sturgeon is embraced as she arrives as votes are counted for the general election. (AP)

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    Door of Number 10 Downing Street is seen on the morning after Britain's election in London.(Reuters)

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    Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May waits with other candidates for the result of the vote in her constituency at the count centre for the general election in Maidenhead.(Reuters)

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    UK polls today opened with about 46 million eligible voters expected to cast their ballot to choose between Prime Minister Theresa May and Opposition leader Jeremy Corbyn under the looming shadow of the two deadly terror attacks that recently rocked the country. The odds seem to be in favour of May holding on to her job as the British Prime Minister who called for snap polls 52 days ago. (Reuters)

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    More than 46 million people, including an estimated 1.5 million Indian-origin voters, are eligible to vote in what is the fourth major UK poll in three years, following the 2014 Scottish independence referendum, the 2015 general election, and the 2016 Brexit vote. (First Minister of Scotland Nicola Sturgeon-Reuters)

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    It remains to be seen if the Conservative party leader's decision to call a snap general election follows the forecast patterns of the latest opinion polls and betting odds or the Jeremy Corbyn-led Labour party is able to make a dent into her slim majority in the House of Commons. (Reuters)

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    Corbyn, 68, has focussed on his party's promise to spend more on health and education.(Jeremy Corbyn, leader of Britain's opposition Labour Party, arrives to vote in Islington, London, Britain-Reuters)

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    The final pre-poll survey done by Comres for the Independent newspaper gives the Tories a 10-point lead over the Labour party. May's ruling Conservatives are on 44 per cent, Labour at 34 per cent, the Liberal Democrats at 9 per cent, with far- right UKIP at 5 per cent, the Scottish National Party (SNP) at 4 per cent and the Green Party at 2 per cent. This forecast is echoed in the nearly 100 million pounds expected to be bet on the outcome of the polls. (Reuters)

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    May's ruling Conservatives are on 44 per cent, Labour at 34 per cent, the Liberal Democrats at 9 per cent, with far- right UKIP at 5 per cent, the Scottish National Party (SNP) at 4 per cent and the Green Party at 2 per cent. (Reuters)

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    Officially, it takes 326 seats for an overall majority in the House of Commons. The official exit poll at the close of voting at 10 pm local time on election night is traditionally expected to give an indication of which way the vote is likely to go. (Reuters)

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    All the major parties wrapped up their campaigning on Thursday with a last-ditch effort to swing undecided voters. May focussed on her central message of the "strong and stable leadership" that she can provide for Britain's exit negotiations from the European Union (EU). (Reuters)

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