U.K. election: Britons head to polls amid tight security

Jun 08, 2017, 7:11 AM EDT
Theresa May's gamble of snap election may backfire if Conservative's fail to secure a significant majority.
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Voters in the U.K. general election headed to the polls on Thursday as police beefed up security arrangements across 40,000 polling stations in the wake of three terror attacks that hit the country in as many months.

About 46.9 million people registered to vote will be electing 650 Westminster MPs, with the results expected to be out on Friday, writes the BBC.

A flurry of last-minute opinion polls showed British Prime Minister Theresa May’s Conservatives securing a majority but falling well short of a landslide victory, which would be a setback for the leader who called snap election to strengthen her hand going into Brexit talks, notes Reuters.