Polls open for British general election; Tories concerned about losing majority

Voting for Britain's general election started at 7am on Thursday with 46.9 million citizens eligible to cast ballots. All 650 seats in the parliament are up for grabs.
The election has been overshadowed by the threat of terror. Security has become a main election issue following the May 22 attack in Manchester and the June 3 attack in London. A total of 30 people lost their lives in the two attacks.
The two main candidates for the prime ministership are incumbent Theresa May from the Conservative Party and Jeremy Corbyn from the Labour Party. Most polls have predicted victory for the Conservatives but some have said that May's party is likely to lose its majority in the House of Commons.
Labour, which at the start of the campaign seemed to be headed for certain defeat, has strengthened considerably with polls showing a significant rise in support. To the surprise of the British media, Corbyn was able to conduct a much more effective and focused campaign than May, and his standing has improved among British voters.
The polls are to close at 10pm.

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