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COUNCIL ELECTIONS 2017: Hampshire heads to the polls

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    Theresa May and Jeremy Corbyn will be looking for any potential indicators about their General Election chances as voters have their say in local elections.
  • Campaigning for the national vote on June 8 will slow drastically on Thursday because of the elections at 88 councils in England, Scotland and Wales, plus mayoral contests - which include six new devolved super-regions.
  • But the battle for control at local authorities across the country has been overshadowed in recent weeks by the highly unusual decision - in organisational terms, at least - of Prime Minister Mrs May to call a General Election within weeks.

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