General election live: Booths open at 7am across the country on polling day

Follow all the action from today's general election campaign as it happens

Adam Withnall
Thursday 07 May 2015 07:14
A polling station sign is put up outside Sutton village hall in Doncaster, as Britain goes to the ballot box today, Thursday 7 May 2015
A polling station sign is put up outside Sutton village hall in Doncaster, as Britain goes to the ballot box today, Thursday 7 May 2015

Polls have opened in the UK for people to vote on who they want to form the next government.

The booths will stay open until 10pm, and we'll be bringing you all the latest developments and politics stories here today and throughout the night.

In other general election developments:

Union bosses tell Miliband to shut out Tories
Final poll shows Labour and Tories are neck and neck
The nightmare election results for each political party
Ukip suffers string of scandals on eve of election
Russell Brand explains logic behind Labour U-turn
Internet mocks Tories over 'jockalypse' claim
Voters against SNP influence on Westminster
Tories 'would target £8bn cuts at women'
IDS says welfare cuts not worked out yet
Ukip sacks shooting threat candidate
A guide to the smaller parties

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

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.

David Cameron said the way voters cast their ballots would "define a generation" and appealed for more time to build a better Britain, warning a Labour government would be "held to ransom" by Scottish nationalists.

But Ed Miliband accused him of hiding the truth about deep spending cuts that posed a "real and present danger" to families' finances and urged people to bring an end to "five years of unfairness, five years of failure".

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