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Voters will head to the polls later for the European Parliament elections.

Seventy-three members, known as MEPs, will be elected in nine constituencies in England, and one each in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.

Each region has a different number of representatives based on its population – ranging from three MEPs in the North East and Northern Ireland to 10 MEPs in the South East.

Polling stations in the UK are open from 07:00 until 22:00 BST.

How the BBC reports polling day
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Results will not be announced until all EU nations have voted over the next three days – with the whole process completed by 22:00 BST on Sunday 26 May. Read more

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