Polling stations open as the UK chooses a new government

By Conal Urquhart and Chris Peterson in London | chinadaily.com.cn | 2017-06-08 14:31
Polling stations open as the UK chooses a new government

Signs are seen outside a polling station after the country's general election kicks off on June 8 in London, UK. Photo by China Daily Europe


Younger voters have warmed to the Labour Party manifesto and its socialist agenda, but unless they overturn a historic reluctance to vote in the same numbers as the over-30s, the opinion polls are likely to be correct.

Former Conservative Party Treasurer Lord Ashcroft, who has conducted a private survey in past elections which has proved accurate, said May will end the day with a 45 seat majority, an improvement on the 17 seats advantage she holds at present.

The country's bookmakers showed May as the favorite to remain prime minister, with odds of 4-1, which means a punter would have to lay out four pounds to win 1 pound. Corbyn was quoted at 5-2, worse odds than May.


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