Polls close in Gloucestershire County Council elections

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Image caption All 53 seats are up for grabs at Gloucestershire County Council

Polling stations across Gloucestershire have now closed for the local elections to decide who runs the county council.

All 53 seats on Gloucestershire County Council are up for election with 224 candidates competing.

Counting of the ballot papers will take place overnight 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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