Public take to polls and decide No or Yes to AV
- Published on Thursday, 05 May 2011 09:13
- Written by Scott Buckler
Voters across the UK are going to the polls in a series of national and local elections as well as a referendum to decide the way MPs are elected(May 5th)
Elections for the Scottish Parliament, the Welsh Assembly and the Northern Ireland Assembly are being held, as are polls in 279 English councils.
The public are also being asked if they want to keep the first-past-the-post system for Westminster elections or switch to the alternative vote.
Polls opened 0700 BST, closing at 2200.
In addition, local authority elections are being held in Northern Ireland while there is a UK parliamentary by-election in the constituency of Leicester South.
Contests are also taking place to elect mayors in Leicester, Mansfield, Middlesbrough, Torbay and Bedford.