PEOPLE across the Keighley and Shipley parliamentary constituencies are being urged to use their vote in Thursday’s General Election.

Polling stations – situated at locations including schools, churches and community centres – will be open from 7am until 10pm.

Bradford Council says everyone on the electoral register who is entitled to vote should be able to do so “with confidence”.

Help and support will be made available at the polling stations to those who need it.

Where required, large-print ballot papers and tactile voting devices can be provided and assistance dogs are allowed into premises.

Carers and support workers can also attend.

Council chief executive, Kersten England, said: “It is vital that you have your say on the issues that affect your everyday life, both at a local and national level.

“Voting is the most powerful way we can be sure that our voices are heard.

“We want to ensure everyone who has a right to vote is able to.

“Remember, if you need any assistance at the polling station, just ask. Each polling station is staffed with people who can help answer questions you may have on the voting process and also provide assistance as required.”

Counts are taking place overnight after polling stations close and results and reaction from the Keighley and Shipley constituencies will appear at