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London - 12 December 2019
1. Bus passing in front of Islington town hall polling station
2. UK flag
3. Various of voters entering polling station
4. Placard (English) "Polling Station"
5. SOUNDBITE (English) Mike Ritter, Voter:
"I think it is going to be tight. This constituency will go probably go the same way as normal. But I suspect, although not necessarily my preference, it will be a Tory (Conservative) majority. But it will be interesting to see how much the Liberals (meaning Liberal Democrats) pick up, particularly in London for Brexit or not Brexit and see how it goes."
6. Voter entering polling station
7. SOUNDBITE (English) David Lemax, Voter:
"Well, I am hoping for a left-wing Labour government and no more Boris (Johnson), if we can possibly deal with it."
8. Voters entering polling station
9. SOUNDBITE (English) Richard (no surname given), Voter:
"Don't know, to be honest I don't know what the best scenario would be. First time today I have voted for Liberal Democrats, because I believe Brexit to be an enormous mistake and they are the only party to take a consistent stance on Remain. I find Labour's fence-sitting to be verging on the unconsciable in the situation we're in. As for the best outcome for the coutnry as a whole, very difficult to say."
10. Wide of Islington Town Hall
11. SOUNDBITE (English), Nathalie (no surname given), Voter:
"The expectation is that whoever gets in, they're not going to do any of what have told us. But hopefully Labour get in. But if Boris Johnson gets in the country is going to to go pot. So that is my expectation."
12. Various of Islington Town Hall polling station
U.K. voters were deciding Thursday who they want to resolve the stalemate over Brexit in a parliamentary election seen as one of the most important since the end of World War II.
Voting was underway across the country in a contest that pits Prime Minister Boris Johnson, who says he will take Britain out of the European Union by Jan. 31, against opposition leader Jeremy Corbyn, who promises another referendum on Brexit.
In the London borough of Islington, voters told The Associated Press that they hoped for a left-wing or pro-EU result.
The two constituencies that fall within Islington are both Labour strongholds, including one held by party leader Jeremy Corbyn.