Somerset

Polls close for Somerset council and West mayor elections

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Image caption All 55 seats are up for grabs at Somerset County Council along with the first West of England Mayor

Polling stations have closed across Somerset for both the county council and mayoral elections.

All 55 council seats are up for grabs and voting has also taken place in Bath and North East Somerset to elect the first West of England mayor.

The election count has now begun with the results expected to be declared early on Friday morning.

Across England, Wales and Scotland, voters will have their say on a total of 4,851 council seats.

There are also eight mayoral elections, including elections in six new "combined local authorities".

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