25 January 2021,   18:49
Boris Johnson arrives at polling station with his dog

Prime Minister Boris Johnson arrived at a central London polling station - with his dog - earlier to cast his vote.

Johnson and his partner, Carrie Symonds, adopted the dog - believed to be a Jack Russell cross breed - earlier this year from the charity Friends of Animals Wales.

As one of the most important elections since the end of World War II pits Prime Minister Boris Johnson against opposition leader Jeremy Corbyn, voters reinstated the UK election tradition of taking pictures of dogs outside polling stations.

Voting stations were opened at 7am on Thursday across the country.