Election 2020: Voting stars take to social media to document their polling station trips

Voters across the UK are heading to their polling stations .

And the stars proved they are just like us on Thursday, as a legion of celebrities took to social media to share snaps as they placed their vote for the general election – with some revealing who they voted for while others remained more coy on the issue and merely used their platform to encourage their followers. 

Leading the way were stars including Lily Allen, Maisie Williams and Jade Thirlwall, who all took to Twitter and Instagram to both share the fact that they voted and urge their fans and followers to vote.

For the many not for the few: Leading the celebrity posts were Lily Allen and Maisie Williams, who proudly threw their support behind Labour by sharing snaps of a rose and a hoodie respectively

For the many not for the few: Leading the celebrity posts were Lily Allen and Maisie Williams, who proudly threw their support behind Labour by sharing snaps of a rose and a hoodie respectively

'Vote!' Game Of Thrones star Maisie seemed determined to make her followers lean her way with the vote

'Vote!' Game Of Thrones star Maisie seemed determined to make her followers lean her way with the vote

For the many not for the few: Leading the celebrity posts were Lily Allen and Maisie Williams, who proudly threw their support behind Labour by sharing snaps of a rose and a hoodie respectively

As one of the stars who is most vocal about her political views, naturally Lily was keen illustrate who she was throwing her support behind as she pledged her allegiance to the Labour Party by sharing a snap of a red rose with the added caption: ‘Vote for the guy bad guys hate.’

Lily’s vote comes a month after she sparked ridicule when she took to social media to react to the unveiling of the party’s general election manifesto by ‘welling up’ in a bizarre video.

Joining her in the support was Labour fan Jade, who posted a lengthy caption and a snap while wearing a top reading ‘For the many not the few’, as she detailed the reasoning behind her vote. 

Her caption read: ‘I grew up knowing the importance of taking part in our society and realising that we all have a choice and we all have a voice. I want to use my platform to encourage you to do the same and use your voice tomorrow in the General Election… 

Supportive: Labour supporter Jade posted a lengthy caption and a snap while wearing a top reading 'For the many not the few', as she detailed the reasoning behind her vote

Supportive: Labour supporter Jade posted a lengthy caption and a snap while wearing a top reading 'For the many not the few', as she detailed the reasoning behind her vote

Touching: She penned a lengthy caption about her reasons for voting Labour

Touching: She penned a lengthy caption about her reasons for voting Labour

Supportive: Labour supporter Jade posted a lengthy caption and a snap while wearing a top reading ‘For the many not the few’, as she detailed the reasoning behind her vote

Hmmm... Lily's vote comes a month after she sparked ridicule when she took to social media to react to the unveiling of the party's general election manifesto by 'welling up' in a bizarre video

Hmmm... Lily's vote comes a month after she sparked ridicule when she took to social media to react to the unveiling of the party's general election manifesto by 'welling up' in a bizarre video

That was then: She had tears streaming down her cheeks, as she tweeted a clip of herself hailing Jeremy Corbyn's plan for government last month

That was then: She had tears streaming down her cheeks, as she tweeted a clip of herself hailing Jeremy Corbyn's plan for government last month

Hmmm… Lily’s vote comes a month after she sparked ridicule when she took to social media to react to the unveiling of the party’s general election manifesto by ‘welling up’ in a bizarre video 

Got my vote! Tamara Ecclestone made it known that she had placed her vote on the big day

Got my vote! Tamara Ecclestone made it known that she had placed her vote on the big day

Got my vote! Tamara Ecclestone made it known that she had placed her vote on the big day 

A Labour of love: Retired footballer Gary Neville was particularly vocal in his viewers as he lashed out at former Prime Minister David Cameron

A Labour of love: Retired footballer Gary Neville was particularly vocal in his viewers as he lashed out at former Prime Minister David Cameron

A Labour of love: Retired footballer Gary Neville was particularly vocal in his viewers as he lashed out at former Prime Minister David Cameron

‘Young people are less likely to vote but it’s so important that you do and have a say in the future of your country. Who you vote for is your decision but whatever you do, make sure you use your vote… 

‘I will be voting labour tomorrow for many reasons but firstly because I believe in their manifesto, Coming from a working class background, I know it’s important that we have a government which supports everyone and not the few. We need to save our NHS. Labour believes in funding the arts. 

‘They support the fight against climate change. Their manifesto supports equality and the LGBT community. Whoever and however you vote tomorrow, be proud of your choice and use your voice.’

Retired footballer Gary Neville was particularly vocal in his viewers as he lashed out at former Prime Minister David Cameron, who posted: ‘I want to wish all @Conservatives candidates the best of luck tomorrow after a hard-fought #GeneralElection19 campaign and urge everyone to go out there and #VoteConservative’.

An honour: Remaining more illusive over their choice of political party, Louis Theroux shared a selfie outside the station with the simple caption: 'Did it'

An honour: Remaining more illusive over their choice of political party, Louis Theroux shared a selfie outside the station with the simple caption: 'Did it'

Pups! Laura Whitmore brought her dog to the polling stations

Pups! Laura Whitmore brought her dog to the polling stations

An honour: Louis Theroux and Laura Whitmore were sharing snaps from their trip

Hitting back: Proud Atheist Ricky Gervais penned: 'I just voted in my local church. Only slightly more effective than praying, probably. #GeneralElection2019'

Hitting back: Proud Atheist Ricky Gervais penned: 'I just voted in my local church. Only slightly more effective than praying, probably. #GeneralElection2019'

Hitting back: Proud Atheist Ricky Gervais penned: ‘I just voted in my local church. Only slightly more effective than praying, probably. #GeneralElection2019’

Vote away: Maya Jama took to Twitter to write: 'OI. ITS VERY IMPORTANT YOU MAKE SURE TO GO AND VOTE TODAY MY LOVELIES!! EVERY SINGLE ONE OF YOUR VOTES MATTER'

Vote away: Maya Jama took to Twitter to write: 'OI. ITS VERY IMPORTANT YOU MAKE SURE TO GO AND VOTE TODAY MY LOVELIES!! EVERY SINGLE ONE OF YOUR VOTES MATTER'

Vote away: Maya Jama took to Twitter to write: ‘OI. ITS VERY IMPORTANT YOU MAKE SURE TO GO AND VOTE TODAY MY LOVELIES!! EVERY SINGLE ONE OF YOUR VOTES MATTER’

Gary swiftly hit back as he said: ‘Absolute Joke you are. Started this mess and ran!’ before simply writing: ‘Labour’.  

Echoing the Labour-supporting statements, Love Island star Malin Andersson revealed: ‘I vote Labour’.

Remaining more illusive over their choice of political party, Louis Theroux shared a selfie outside the station with the simple caption: ‘Did it’ while proud Atheist Ricky Gervais penned: ‘I just voted in my local church. Only slightly more effective than praying, probably. #GeneralElection2019’.

Geordie Shore’s Aaron Chalmers: Who you voting for and why? Everyone is entitled to their views so let’s hear them #ElectionDay’, while fellow reality star Mark Wright shared an image of his local polling station and added the caption: ‘My vote is in !! Get it done guys. Your vote will count today. Don’t be complacent.’

Myleene Klass shared a snap of her son Apollo, four months, at the polling station while adding the caption: ‘The future #vote #babiesatpollingstations’

Young voter? Myleene Klass shared a snap of her son Apollo, four months, at the polling station while adding the caption: 'The future #vote #babiesatpollingstations'

Young voter? Myleene Klass shared a snap of her son Apollo, four months, at the polling station while adding the caption: 'The future #vote #babiesatpollingstations'

Young voter? Myleene Klass shared a snap of her son Apollo, four months, at the polling station while adding the caption: ‘The future #vote #babiesatpollingstations’

Your vote counts! Harry Potter star Jason Isaacs: Your vote counts today. Use it wisely. If, like me, you¿d like Britain to have a #finalsay on whether we want years of humiliating and paralyzing negotiations to leave Europe, use a tactical voting site like @votesmart2019. If you want to pay less tax and f**k the poor...don¿t

Your vote counts! Harry Potter star Jason Isaacs: Your vote counts today. Use it wisely. If, like me, you¿d like Britain to have a #finalsay on whether we want years of humiliating and paralyzing negotiations to leave Europe, use a tactical voting site like @votesmart2019. If you want to pay less tax and f**k the poor...don¿t

Your vote counts! Harry Potter star Jason Isaacs: Your vote counts today. Use it wisely. If, like me, you’d like Britain to have a #finalsay on whether we want years of humiliating and paralyzing negotiations to leave Europe, use a tactical voting site like @votesmart2019. If you want to pay less tax and f**k the poor…don’t

Voting stations: Made In Chelsea star Oliver Proudlock urged his followers to vote while Ross Kemp took to Twitter to make his thoughts on the election known

Voting stations: Made In Chelsea star Oliver Proudlock urged his followers to vote while Ross Kemp took to Twitter to make his thoughts on the election known

Voting stations: Made In Chelsea star Oliver Proudlock urged his followers to vote while Ross Kemp took to Twitter to make his thoughts on the election known

Voting stations: Made In Chelsea star Oliver Proudlock urged his followers to vote while Ross Kemp took to Twitter to make his thoughts on the election known

Voting stations: Made In Chelsea star Oliver Proudlock urged his followers to vote while Ross Kemp took to Twitter to make his thoughts on the election known

Laura Whitmore shared a snap with the caption: ‘Don’t forget to Vote! #turnup #mickspics’, as fellow TV host Maya Jama took to Twitter to write: ‘OI. ITS VERY IMPORTANT YOU MAKE SURE TO GO AND VOTE TODAY MY LOVELIES!! EVERY SINGLE ONE OF YOUR VOTES MATTER’.  

Love Island host Iain Stirling tweeted: ‘Just voted. Please do the same. Pick who you’d like, but bare in mind that Boris seems like the sort of kid at school who would stand behind the main bully laughing.’ 

Michelle McManus shared a throwback snap from her victorious stint on Pop Idol as she penned: ‘Clearly I’m a big fan of voting #generalerection #GetOutAndVote’.

Harry Potter star Jason Isaacs: Your vote counts today. Use it wisely. If, like me, you’d like Britain to have a #finalsay on whether we want years of humiliating and paralyzing negotiations to leave Europe, use a tactical voting site like @votesmart2019. If you want to pay less tax and f**k the poor…don’t. 

Happy days: Reality star Mark Wright shared an image of his local polling station and added the caption: 'My vote is in !! Get it done guys. Your vote will count today. Don¿t be complacent'

Happy days: Reality star Mark Wright shared an image of his local polling station and added the caption: 'My vote is in !! Get it done guys. Your vote will count today. Don¿t be complacent'

Happy days: Reality star Mark Wright shared an image of his local polling station and added the caption: ‘My vote is in !! Get it done guys. Your vote will count today. Don’t be complacent’

Happy days: Michelle McManus shared a throwback snap from her victorious stint on Pop Idol as she penned: 'Clearly I¿m a big fan of voting #generalerection #GetOutAndVote'

Happy days: Michelle McManus shared a throwback snap from her victorious stint on Pop Idol as she penned: 'Clearly I¿m a big fan of voting #generalerection #GetOutAndVote'

Happy days: Michelle McManus shared a throwback snap from her victorious stint on Pop Idol as she penned: ‘Clearly I’m a big fan of voting #generalerection #GetOutAndVote’

Away from the celebrity voters was Prime Minister Boris Johnson who gave his dog Dilyn a big kiss and voted early as Britain’s most important election for a generation got underway today with huge queues forming at polling stations raising hopes of a massive turnout.

He walked the rescue puppy he shares with Carrie Symonds on the biggest day of his political life – but his partner did not accompany them to the nearest polling station to No 10 Downing Street.

He was voting at the Methodist Central Hall next to Westminster Abbey rather than in his Uxbridge constituency – a highly unusual move because outgoing prime ministers traditionally vote where they are standing as candidates.

It came as polling stations deserted at previous elections were packed with hundreds queuing around the block in Battersea, Clapham and Brixton in London as well as in Dominic Raab’s Esher and Walton constituency today.

Pooch love: Away from the celebrity voters was Prime Minister Boris Johnson who gave his dog Dilyn a big kiss and voted early as Britain's most important election for a generation got underway today with huge queues forming at polling stations raising hopes of a massive turnout

Pooch love: Away from the celebrity voters was Prime Minister Boris Johnson who gave his dog Dilyn a big kiss and voted early as Britain's most important election for a generation got underway today with huge queues forming at polling stations raising hopes of a massive turnout

Nerves?  He walked the rescue puppy he shares with Carrie Symonds on the biggest day of his political life - but his partner did not accompany them to the nearest polling station to No 10 Downing Street

Nerves?  He walked the rescue puppy he shares with Carrie Symonds on the biggest day of his political life - but his partner did not accompany them to the nearest polling station to No 10 Downing Street

Pooch love: Away from the celebrity voters was Prime Minister Boris Johnson who gave his dog Dilyn a big kiss and voted early as Britain’s most important election for a generation got underway today with huge queues forming at polling stations raising hopes of a massive turnout 

People in Wandsworth said they had to wait up to 45 minutes to vote – when in the past five elections it had taken less than 5 minutes during the morning rush hour.

Experts have said the crowds at some of the UK’s 50,000 polling stations suggests that the turnout for an election dominated by Brexit and the NHS could the highest since the peak of the 1950s and early 1960s that saw Clement Atlee and Sir Winston Churchill battle to be PM.

Minutes before he arrived to vote Boris Johnson tweeted: ‘Today is our chance to get Brexit done. Vote Conservative’ while Jeremy Corbyn wrote on social media: ‘Vote Labour today to save our NHS, to bring about real change and create a country that works for the many, not the few’.

Shocker: Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn and his wife Laura Alvarez were joined by supporters as he came to vote in North Islington

Shocker: Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn and his wife Laura Alvarez were joined by supporters as he came to vote in North Islington

Shocker: Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn and his wife Laura Alvarez were joined by supporters as he came to vote in North Islington

The Labour leader, accompanied by his wife Laura, also voted early in his Islington North constituency with the result in the first December general election since 1923 said to be on a knife-edge according to polls.

Millions of voters face inclement weather with torrential rain and ice predicted across vast swathes of the country before the polls close at 10pm.

An exit poll will give the first indication of the results and votes will then be counted overnight with the first results expected by 11pm and a clearer picture of who will be the next Prime Minister between 2am and 4am tomorrow.

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