Residents of the United Kingdom head to the polling stations today to decide who represents their constituencies at the House of Parliament.
As it is the rule in a Parliamentary system of government, the leader of the party with the most Members of Parliament after the election becomes the Prime Minister. That person will be either the current Prime Minister, Theresa May who heads the Conservatives also known as the “Tories” or Jeremy Corbyn, leader of the Labour Party.
In the UK, not only British citizens are eligible to vote but also nationals of Commonwealth countries who are legally resident in the United Kingdom so a lot of Nigerians resident in the UK will also be heading to the polls today.
Polling stations have already opened for people to cast their vote in the UK general election.
Polls opened at 07:00 BST at more than 40,000 polling stations across the country, with counting starting once voting ends at 22:00 BST.
A total of 650 Westminster MPs will be elected, with about 46.9 million people registered to vote.
That is up from the last general election, in 2015, when there were 46.4 million registered voters.