Britain awaits vote results as Brexit tensions rise

British voters went to the polls to choose thousands of new local councillors, with the outcome set to be closely watched for proof of the strength of May's Conservatives ahead of the June 8 parliamentary elections.

Britain awaits vote results as Brexit tensions rise

World Bulletin / News Desk

Theresa May was awaiting the results of her first nationwide electoral test as Britain's prime minister on Thursday, as the Brexit debate grew increasingly bitter just weeks away from a crucial general election.

Polling stations closed at 10:00pm (2100 GMT) with results due throughout Friday to determine nearly 5,000 local authority seats across England, Scotland and Wales, along with eight metropolitan mayoralties.

Experts caution against using the results to predict the outcome of next month's vote, as they are typically fought on local issues.

But the proximity of the general election and the increasingly hostile atmosphere between London and Brussels over the Brexit negotiations overshadowed Thursday's polls.



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