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Election 2017: When will the results for Newham be announced?

PUBLISHED: 12:21 02 June 2017 | UPDATED: 12:21 02 June 2017

The election results will be know on Thursday morning.   PIcture: Rui Viera/PA

The election results will be know on Thursday morning. PIcture: Rui Viera/PA

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As voters prepare for June 8, here’s a guide to what happens when the polling ends...

When do the polling stations close?

Polling stations will be open on the day of the election from 7am until 10pm. Counting of votes will start immediately after the close and continue throughout the night, with the first seat usually being announced before midnight.

To find your polling station, enter your postcode on wheredoivote.co.uk.

What are exit polls and when do they come out?

An exit poll is an opinion poll taken as people are leaving a polling station. It asks how they have voted. This will be carried out during the day on Thursday, June 8 and published after voting has closed.

When are the individual seat declaration times?

Estimated seat declaration times for Newham have been created based on forecasts obtained from local councils.

At present East Ham and West Ham are expected to reveal their results at 4am on June 9.

When is the final result expected?

The final result should be revealed sometime on the morning of Friday, June 9 with the first seats being declared from around midnight.

Sunderland is often the first area to announce their results, doing so over the last six general elections.

In the UK we use the first-past-the-post voting system, which means the candidate with the most votes in each constituency becomes the MP for the area.

In order for a party to form a government it needs to obtain more than half of the seats in the House of Commons and there are 650 in total.

The party with the second largest amount of seats becomes the main opposition party.

Results will be reported by the media as they are revealed, with each local authority publishing the results for parliamentary constituencies in that area.

The Electoral Commission publishes the overall results and individual constituencies.

Vote counting can continue into the afternoon and traditionally St Ives is the last of the 650 constituencies across the country to declare.

Still unsure who to vote for on the day? Take our quiz and find out.

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