It's here! Voters head to the polls for Worcestershire's council elections

Nottinghamshire County Hall, where the council is based.

The stakes could hardly be higher, with the council spending £1 million of your money every single day on hugely important services like roads, public transport, education and social care for vulnerable adults and children.

All 53 seats on Gloucestershire County Council are up for election with 224 candidates competing for them.

The biggest and most important public services are controlled by the county council, making your vote crucial.

Booths have been open since 7am and will remain open until 10pm, after which the count will begin and the elected councillors will be announced.

The Conservatives have had a working overall majority in Hertfordshire since the 2001 election but no other party has been in control there since local government re-organisation in 1973.

There are around 604,000 people across Derbyshire who are eligible to vote in the council elections.

Everyone registered to vote should have received a card giving details of the polling station where they can cast their vote.

Counting will take place tomorrow at 9am with results expected after lunch.

  • Leroy Wright