Beds, Herts & Bucks

Polling stations close in Bucks and Herts for local elections

Polling stations have closed across Buckinghamshire and Hertfordshire for the local elections.

Forty nine seats are being contested at Buckinghamshire County Council and 78 seats at Hertfordshire County Council.

Polling stations in the counties opened at 07:00 BST and closed at 22:00 BST.

Counting is due to start on Thursday night and continue in to Friday, with the final results announced during the day.

County councils run social services including care of the elderly and child services, education, libraries and some roads.