NORTH Ayrshire will go to the polls on Thursday to elect its MPs in the UK Parliamentary Election.
Voting got under way at 7am this morning  with polling places remaining open until 10pm.

A full list of polling places is available here.
Following the close of polls, the ballot papers will be transported to the count venue at St Matthew’s Academy in Saltcoats where enumerators will begin the process of tallying the votes.
When the count is completed and, if there is no need for a recount, the results will be communicated to candidates and agents and thereafter declared publicly.
All being well, a projected time for the declaration is between 3-4am on December 13.
Organisation of the UK Parliamentary Election in North Ayrshire has been a huge undertaking for council staff, particularly as it was called at short notice and is the first December election in decades.
Returning officer Craig Hatton said: “Because this will be the first Parliamentary Election held in December since 1923, we have been making contingency plans in case of poor weather, but hopefully these won’t be required.
“We’re confident that whatever the weather, voters will get the opportunity to take part in the democratic process.
“We have also been very encouraged by the number of people who have registered, and I would encourage every one of them to ensure their voice is heard.”
Updated figures show that 73,534 people are registered to vote in the North Ayrshire and Arran Constituency area – an increase of 358 on the figure of 73,176 for the last General Election in June 2017.
Many of those who applied for a postal vote have already completed and returned their forms. In North Ayrshire and Arran, about 17 per cent of the electorate have applied for a postal vote - 12,617.
A full list of polling places is available on the North Ayrshire Council website.
The candidates for North Ayrshire and Arran are: Patricia Gibson - Scottish National Party (SNP), Cameron Gilmore – Scottish Labour Party, David Nairn – Scottish Green Party. David Rocks – Scottish Conservative and Unionist andLouise Young – Scottish Liberal Democrats