THE United Kingdom goes to polls today with all eyes on Bury..

The town has two marginal seats which are considered as 'weather vanes' for he national political wind.

The Bury Times will have reporters at the count to ensure that every twist and turn of that many see as the most important General Election for a generation is recorded on its website.

As well as following what happens as it happens online, readers can read a full analysis up in the print edition of the paper on Thursday.

The live online blog from the town's Castle Leisure Centre will start an hour before the polls close at 10pm and bring you the excitement of the count, candidate reaction and include updates on the national picture.

In 2017 Labour's James Frith won Bury North with a majority 4,375 over he Conservatives.

Two years ago then Labour candidate Ivan Lewis, who is standing this time round as an Independent, had majority over the Tories of 5,965.

The Conservatives, Liberal Democrats. Brexit Party and Green Party are also standing in both seats.