Election 2017 live updates: Jeremy Corbyn cracks ‘naughty joke’ as voters head to cast ballots in the rain

As voters head to the polls across the UK in the 2017 general election, The Independent will be bringing you all the latest updates.

Politicians, voters, and even their pets have been heading to polling stations and are posing for the cameras at every opportunity. 

Last-minute polls put the Tories ahead of Labour. But now the public will have to wait until the exit poll is published at 10pm for an indication of whether Theresa May or Jeremy Corbyn will be heading to Downing Street on Friday.

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Mr Corbyn told the press gathered outside: “Thank you very much, all of you, for coming here today. It’s a day of our democracy. I’ve just voted. I’m very proud of our campaign. Thank you very much.”

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