British voters have reported on the longest queues in the years at the polling stations

It is too early to interpret the long vælgerkøer in front of the polling stations, believes political professor. Hundreds of thousands of brits standing in lo

British voters have reported on the longest queues in the years at the polling stations

It is too early to interpret the long vælgerkøer in front of the polling stations, believes political professor.

Hundreds of thousands of brits standing in long queues in front of polling stations in schools, landsbyhaller, churches and pubs.

Here, they must in the wet and cold winter weather to cast their vote for the uk general elections that first and foremost stands between prime minister Boris Johnson from The Conservative Party and leader of the opposition Jeremy Corbyn from the Labour party.

Particularly in London and the surrounding area experiencing the polling stations the busiest election in years, and according to experts, it may indicate that the turnout, which has been falling since 1997, is on the way up again. It writes the Daily Mail.

Some voters from the London borough of Wandsworth has said to The Sun newspaper, they waited 45 minutes to vote. At the same time in previous elections was the wait less than five minutes.

I have lived in Balham (area in London, red.) in six years, and I have never seen a queue like this at my polling station, writes Twitter user Aidan according to The Sun.

another user on Twitter had the same experience.

- Longest queue I have seen in the ten years I have voted. The election officers agreed with me, writes Delia Lloyd.

There has been tension about whether the young voters in the higher degree would participate this time, as they are generally more left-wing and supporters of the european UNION.

Some might suggest it. Young people on Twitter use hashtagget #YouthQuake, which is one of the most used right now.

One of them is the user @ea_unadorned. She reported on the long queue in front of his polling place, and many young people.

- No one leaves the site, before they voted, she writes.

According to Tim Bale, professor of politics at Queen Mary university, it is too early to interpret the long queues in front of polling stations.

- It depends on who is in the cows. In London we have previously seen that a high turnout in some constituencies will be to Labour's advantage. But it is not necessarily this time, he says to The Sun.

It can according to the professor, "go both ways" in the event of high turnout.

- However, when it is said, if there are a lot of people who are motivated to vote, and who do not usually vote, it may be a sign that you want to leave the EU, as we saw in connection with the brexit, says Tim Bale.

this is The third time in five years, Britain will hold parliamentary elections, and the will of the british press called "generation main options", where brexit unconditional has been the biggest issue in the election campaign.

polling stations opened at 08 gmt and closes at 23.

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Updated Date: 12 December 2019, 18:00

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