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Thousands of voters across the Huddersfield area are heading to the polls today to vote in the general election.

We'll be bringing you live coverage throughout the night and into tomorrow as the polls close, the results come in and we find out who's taking the reins of the country for the next few years.

If you haven't voted yet, you can take our quiz which might help you make a decision.

We've put together an at-a-glance guide to the main parties' manifestos to break down the information into bitesize chunks.

Here's a list of all the candidates standing in Kirklees and Calderdale.

And here's a comprehensive guide to what's happening overnight, from how you can watch the election results on TV, to finding out who's the overall winner and when we can expect local results.

Britain's richest still yet to declare - and it looks like Labour may have won it

The constituency of Kensington, which has London’s richest areas, is still yet to declare following a THIRD recount.

And it looks as if Labour’s Emma Dent Coad may have won the seat by the skin of her teeth.

But we’ll have to wait until tonight to find out because the counters and election officers are off for a well deserved rest.

Tory MP calls for May's special advisors to be sacked

Sarah Wollaston, MP for Totnes, Devon, said the Prime Minister’s special aides should be fired after policy announcement errors, namely on social care and fox hunting.

Dr Wollaston told the BBC: “The two turning points for me seemed to be around the announcements about fox hunting but then massively around social care.

“That was a very major turning point I felt in the whole campaign.

“Because Labour did not expect to win they were able to offer everything to everyone.”

MP Sarah Wollaston
MP Sarah Wollaston (Image: Daily Mirror)

Still no formal Conservative and DUP pact

DUP leader Arlene Foster has spoken about her party’s potential new deal to prop up the Tories in Westminster.

But no formal coalition deal has been agreed, the BBC reports

This could be awkward when Theresa May meets Arlene Foster

When DUP leader Arlene Foster forms her coalition with Theresa May she may want to keep quiet about this.

If you want to know more about the DUP and what they stand for have a look at our summary of the Northern Irish unionist party.

Arlene Foster (left), leader of the Democratic Unionist Party, with Prime Minister Theresa May
Arlene Foster (left), leader of the Democratic Unionist Party, with Prime Minister Theresa May

Stinging front page from the London Evening Standard

The front page of the London Evening Standard, editor George Osborne who Mrs May sacked from her cabinet.

Monty Python's Black Knight challenges Theresa May

At least I think that’s who it’s supposed to be.

WATCH: The general election in numbers

Here’s some number crunching for you if you’re a bit befuddled by all the election coverage this lunchtime.

A farewell for Jason McCartney

Whether you’re Conservative, Labour, Lib Dem or whichever party, it’s clear the outgoing Colne Valley MP will be missed by many in the community.

Coalition between Conservatives and DUP confirmed

Theresa May has confirmed a coalition between the Conservatives and the DUP will be the next government of the UK.

Giving a speech outside 10 Downing Street just now, Mrs May has said that the two parties are “friends” have always had a strong relationship and will help see the UK through Brexit negotiations “at a critical time”.

Prime Minister Theresa May and husband Philip leave Downing Street to travel to Buckingham Palace for an audience with Queen Elizabeth II after the General Election resulted in a hung parliament. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Friday June 9, 2017. See PA story ELECTION Main. Photo credit should read: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire
Prime Minister Theresa May and husband Philip leave Downing Street to travel to Buckingham Palace for an audience with Queen Elizabeth II after the General Election resulted in a hung parliament. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Friday June 9, 2017. See PA story ELECTION Main. Photo credit should read: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire (Image: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire)

May makes statement

Theresa May is now making a statement outside Downing Street.

Colne Valley turnout "highest ever"

New Colne Valley MP Thelma Walker says the turnout in the constituency has been one of the “highest ever”.

What was the narrowest win?

This is amazing - one seat in Scotland won by just TWO votes last night.

The SNP won the seat of Fife North East with 13,743 votes - only two more than the Liberal Democrats. If that’s not a close call, I don’t know what is.

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon (right) during a Scottish Government cabinet meeting in Bute House, Edinburgh.
First Minister Nicola Sturgeon

Police no longer probing claims of 'threats' to Paula Sherriff

We have an update from police over rumours flying about alleged threats made to Paula Sherriff.

A spokeswoman said this morning:

“Police in Kirklees are not aware of any threats made to any members of Parliament.”

May to form coalition with Democratic Unionists

It looks like Theresa May will be seeking to form a coalition government with the DUP - you can find out more about them on our website shortly.

UKIP leader resigns

Paul Nuttall is resigning as leader of UKIP after failing to gain any seats.

Mr Nuttall says the party is a “victim of its own success”.

UKIP leader Paul Nuttall
UKIP leader Paul Nuttall (Image: PA)

Barry's thanks to constituents

A thanks from Barry Sheerman to his constituents who voted for him...

Theresa May to head to Buckingham Palace

Theresa May will head to the Palace at 12.30pm to seek permission from the Queen to form a government, it’s been reported.

'Police dealing with threats' made to Paula Sherriff, sources say

There are reports on social media that police in Dewsbury have said that they have dealt with threats made to Dewsbury’s Paula Sherriff.

Police have told the Examiner that they will not be commenting at this stage on the allegations.

Police were called to a 'work related death' in Marsden

How did Britain vote?

This graphic breaks down who voted what, according to the polls.

It shows a huge majority for Labour among young and female voters.

2017 General Election: Who voted what
2017 General Election: Who voted what

Karl Deitch congratulates Sheerman

Hands Off HRI founder Karl Deitch has extended his thanks to Barry Sheerman, who’s secured his seat for the tenth time.

Mr Deitch now leads one of the split campaigns, ‘Let’s Save HRI’

Friend of Jo Cox inspired to stand as candidate

This lady stood as a candidate after being inspired by friend Jo Cox.

Labour’s Dr Julia Buckley narrowly missed being elected in her constituency of Ludlow, Shropshire, a safe Tory seat.

WATCH: Hung parliament explained

Confused about what a hung parliament will mean?

This video explains it all.

Labour have gained 27 seats from Conservatives

Some interesting numbers here.

Just six weeks ago, figures like these were predicted the other way round. Incredible.

Corbyn: "We will do no deals"

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has said this morning “we are ready to serve this country” but adds the party “will not be doing any deals or pacts”.

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn leaves his home in north London as General Election results continued to be released
Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn leaves his home in north London as General Election results continued to be released

What happens when MPs lose their seats?

You’d be surprised. Or maybe unsurprised...

  • You have five working days to clear your office
  • At the end of this period, you security pass for the Houses of Parliament will expire at midnight
  • You’re eligible for a hefty payout: In 2015 this was more than £33,000 for those in office for at least six years - one months’ salary for each year you’ve been an MP
  • You’ll be paid any outstanding chunk of salary
  • You can continue to claim expenses for office costs and accommodation for up to two months after the polls
  • Your phones and iPads will lose connectivity to Parliamentary network five days later
  • You’re eligible to join a club called the Association of Former Members of Parliament
Jason McCartney leaves the count after losing his Colne Valley seat to Labour's Thelma Walker
Jason McCartney leaves the count after losing his Colne Valley seat to Labour's Thelma Walker

Holly Lynch "incredibly satisfied" to win after Tory manifesto launch in Halifax

Holly Lynch has said it has been “incredibly satisfying” to win with an increased majority.

The Labour MP was in talks to lose her seat after only winning with a slim majority of around 400 votes in 2015. But this time she not only retained her seat, but did so by a margin of 5,376 votes.

She told Buzzfeed News: “It’s incredibly satisfying to know that Theresa May luanched her manifesto here and we defended this seat with an increased majority. I hope she’ll reflect on that.

“I was in quite a defensive position going into this election into this election, so to have won like this, I’m delighted.”

Holly Lynch MP
Holly Lynch MP

Theresa May 'no intention of resigning' - BBC

The BBC are saying the Prime Minister has ‘no intention of resigning’, according to BBC’s Laura Kuenssberg.

Pound takes a hit following hung parliament news

The pound has fallen 1.5% to 1.27 US dollars in overnight Asian trading following news of a hung parliament, and over 1.5% to 1.13 euros. But most of the losses came following last night’s shock exit poll.

The Bank of England are now expecting that Theresa May may choose to resign, according to reports. Craig Erlam, senior market analyst at OANDA, said that there was “no panic yet”.

Read more here.

The new £1 coin
The new £1 coin (Image: Getty)

Which Kirklees MPs have lost their deposits?

Most Kirklees candidates who aren’t from the two biggest parties have lost their deposits.

When standing in an election, candidates must put down a deposit of £500, which they get back provided they win at least 5% of the vote.

But in Kirklees only Labour and Tory candidates will be getting their cash back. Every single Lib Dem, Green and independent candidate received less than the 5% threshold.

In total 13 of the 21 candidates missed the target. Only Colne Valley Lib Dem, Cahal Burke came close with just over 4% of the vote.

Andrew Cooper, Huddersfield Green Party candidate
Andrew Cooper, Huddersfield Green Party candidate

History made as more than 200 female MPs elected

Parliament will have its ‘highest ever’ number of female MPs following the results from this election so far.

More than 200 MPs elected last night are women. The previous record is 191 in 2015.

Paula Sherriff at the 2017 General Election count
Paula Sherriff at the 2017 General Election count
Thelma Walker at the 2017 General Election count
Thelma Walker at the 2017 General Election count
Batley and Spen's Labour MP Tracy Brabin
Batley and Spen's Labour MP Tracy Brabin