Local elections 2018 live: England polling day updates, London candidates and results timings

Voting is underway across London and England for the local council elections.

Elections are being held in around 150 councils, including all 32 London boroughs, with polls open from 7am until 10pm.

Hackney, Lewisham, Newham, Tower Hamlets and Watford will elect mayors, and the first-ever mayor for the Sheffield City region will also be chosen.

It marks the biggest electoral test for Theresa May since last year’s General Election.

Follow our live coverage below as voters head to the polls.

As voters have begun to make their way to the polls, so too have their beloved animals.

The hashtag #DogsAtPollingStations is already trending on Twitter as people’s furry friends accompany them to cast their vote.

Get ready for some adorable pups:

Good morning, welcome to our coverage on today’s elections.

Here’s our latest story as voters head to the polls.

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