Voters will go to the polls for the General Election today, Thursday.

Polling stations across the borough will be open from 7am to 10pm for the election, with votes set to be counted through the night.

And will be bringing you live coverage from the count, with the results for the Bury North and Bury South seats set to be announced in the early hours.

This year is the first time in the UK that everybody wanting to vote in person at a General Election will have to show a correct form of ID before casting a ballot.

Not all types of photo ID will be accepted at polling stations, but a passport, driving licence or blue badge are valid.

Other forms of permitted ID include an Older Person’s or Disabled Person’s Bus Pass, and an identity card bearing the Proof of Age Standards Scheme hologram (a PASS card).

There will be eight candidates standing in Bury North and nine in Bury South.

The candidates for Bury North are:

• Mark Alcock (Liberal Democrat)

• Shafat Ali (Workers Party)

• James Daly (Conservative)

• Spencer Donnelly (Independent)

• James Frith (Labour)

• Anwarul Haq (Independent)

• Lynda Rosewell (Reform UK)

• Owain Sutton (Green Party)

The candidates for Bury South are:

• Jeff Armstrong (Reform UK)

• Sameera Ashraf (Workers Party)

• Michael Elston (Independent)

• Stephen Morris (English Democrats)

• Andrew Page (Liberal Democrat)

• Dan Ross (Communist Party of Britain)

• Arnie Saunders (Conservative)

• Christian Wakeford (Labour)

• Michael Welton (Green Party)