Voters finally head to the polls

Residents in the North Yorkshire constituency of Thirsk and Malton are finally getting their chance to vote in the general election.

The ballot was delayed due to the death last month of UKIP candidate John Boakes, from Kirby Knowle, near Northallerton.

Mr Boakes' death was the eighth during an election campaign since 1918.

Polling stations will be open from 0700 BST until 2200 BST on Thursday.

The candidates in Thirsk and Malton are: Liberal Party: John Clark; UK Independence Party: Toby Horton; Liberal Democrat: Howard Keal; Conservative: Anne McIntosh; Labour: Jonathan Roberts.

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