UK News 1.1 million voters added to electoral roll ahead of General Election

18:55  05 june  2017
18:55  05 june  2017 Source:   Press Association

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Over a million voters have been added to the electoral roll ahead of Thursday's General Election (Chris Young/PA) © Provided by The Press Association Over a million voters have been added to the electoral roll ahead of Thursday's General Election (Chris Young/PA)

Over a million voters have been added to the electoral roll ahead of Thursday’s General Election, new figures show.

A total of 46.9 million people are eligible to vote on polling day, according to Press Association provisional data.

This is up from 45.8 million in December 2016.

It is also higher than the number for the 2015 general election, which was 46.4 million.

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Of the 1.1 million voters to have joined the electorate since 2016, almost a third (31%) are in constituencies in London and south-east England.

By contrast only 3% are in north-east England.

The seat with the biggest increase is Leeds North West, where the size of the electorate has jumped by 16%.

Other big increases include Bethnal Green & Bow (15%), Poplar & Limehouse (14%) and Leeds Central (13%).

In 31 seats the size of the electorate has gone down, with the largest drop in Banbury (down 6%).

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Voters are going to the polls amid heightened security in what the National Police Chiefs Council says are "unprecedented times".Election planners and police reviewed security plans after both the Manchester terror attack two weeks ago, in which 22 people were murdered by a suicide bomber and the London Bridge atrocity last weekend in which eight people were killed.

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