Leicester

Polls open in Leicestershire County Council elections

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Polling stations across Leicestershire have opened for the elections to decide who runs the county council.

Registered voters will be able to cast their ballots from 07:00 to 22:00 BST.

The Conservatives won 30 of the 55 seats on the council at the 2013 elections, but have since gained a councillor due to a defection, giving them a majority of seven.

The election count will start on Friday and results will be published on the council's website.

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