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These Celebrities Are Urging You To Go Out And Vote Today

"YOU are Simon Cowell, YOU have the deciding vote. Use it."

Tell Us Where You Live And We'll Give You Your Tactical Voting Options

Not sure if you should vote with your heart or vote tactically? Tell us who you like and who you don't, and we'll try to help.

How Black People Could Swing The Vote In Croydon Central, London's Most Marginal Seat

We spoke to people in Croydon for their thoughts on the general election, and asked them which way they'll be voting.

Black Women Have Come Out In Support Of Diane Abbott After She Stepped Down Due To Illness

People have been using the hashtag #AbbottAppreciation to celebrate the Labour politician's 30-year career after she was temporarily replaced as shadow home secretary.

Here's How The Last 13 Hours Of Theresa May's Glum Campaign Played Out

This is what it was like travelling with the prime minister's motorcade on the final day of campaigning before polls open on Thursday.

For These Labour Candidates, Brexit Might Be The Difference Between Winning And Losing

In an election that was supposed to be about Brexit, but where the parties have hardly discussed the issue, two Labour candidates tell BuzzFeed News it's been central to their campaigns.

The Tories Are Exploiting A New Loophole To Launch A Last-Minute Facebook Ad Blitz

The Conservatives have found a way to push localised anti-Corbyn Facebook adverts into key constituencies without having to worry about breaking local spending limits.

In Pictures: The Last Day Of General Election Campaigning

They took to the streets, the beach, a bowling club, and the podium in a final appeal for votes.

A Lot Of People Think The Blackpool Gazette Has Epically Trolled The Tories

The newspaper ran a front page advert for the Conservatives directly below a story about poverty-hit families turning to food banks.

These Curry Chefs Feel Let Down Over Brexit And Now They Have No Idea Who To Vote For

Restaurant bosses are furious at politicians who promised them work permits in exchange for Brexit votes and are now offering them no assurances on immigration.

How Much Do You Actually Know About British Politics?

A strong and stable quiz, for the many, not the few.

Here's Why Some Young People Are Encouraging Their Peers To "Bun The Tories"

"It may seem like a small gesture but it's a step towards getting more youngers engaged in politics and that's a massive deal," one 20-year-old told BuzzFeed News. "One sticker at a time."

The Conservatives Are Targeting Labour's Strongholds In The North East For The First Time

By capitalising on Brexit and disillusionment among traditional Labour voters, the Tories think they can take former steeltown seats like North West Durham on Thursday.

Jeremy Corbyn Has Won Over Some Voters In The Most Marginal Tory Seat In England

"I think I’ll vote Corbyn, which is strange," one previously Conservative voter in Derby North told BuzzFeed News.

Here’s Even More Misinformation Being Shared About The 2017 General Election

Including a Tory MP who doesn't exist, Jeremy Corbyn's head on David Beckham's body, and a fake local newspaper.

Jeremy Corbyn Says If He Was Prime Minister He'd Tell Donald Trump: "You're Wrong, Mate"

However, the Labour leader said he would be "very polite" about it.

Your Definitive Guide To General Election Night

How important the exit poll is, why things will look good for Labour until late in the evening, the key seats – and mistakes not to make.

Theresa May Says She Isn't Making A U-Turn On Anti-Terror Powers

The prime minister has faced difficult questions after appearing to row back on policies she enacted as home secretary.

21 Tweets About The Election That Will Make You Smile In Spite Of Everything

"All the average British punter wants is to be paid less than £10 an hour and be incinerated in a nuclear holocaust, and good luck to em."

Theresa May Says She'll Tear Up Human Rights Laws If They Stop Her Catching Terrorists

As the election campaign entered its final hours, facing questions about the government's security record, the prime minister promised to introduce tougher measures if she wins on Thursday.

How The Conservatives Are Focusing Their Campaigning On Diane Abbott

The Tories believe the shadow home secretary is a major turn-off for potential Labour voters – while her supporters say the criticism is little more than racism.

Labour Centrists Have A Problem: Jeremy Corbyn Is Doing Too Well

Anti-Corbyn Labour candidates reluctantly admit the party leader has had a good election campaign but are still convinced he will need replacing after the vote – they just don't know if it will be possible.

Theresa May Is So Dependent On Two Key Advisers They Had To Rejoin Government After The Terror Attacks

BuzzFeed News has learned that Nick Timothy and Fiona Hill "temporarily rejoined" the government in the wake of the Manchester and London Bridge attacks. But critics say the PM's reliance on them is damaging her campaign – and her chances of success in government.

People Have A Lot Of Questions About Theresa May's "Naughty" Confession

"Nobody is ever perfectly behaved are they?" Prime minister Theresa May told ITV shortly before revealing the naughtiest thing she's ever done is run through some wheat fields.

The Scottish Tories Have Been Accused Of "Lying To Voters" On Their Leaflets

Rivals say Ruth Davidson's party is misleading voters with its use of polls on campaign leaflets.

People Can't Believe The Last Few Seconds Of This Tory Candidate's Video Are Real

Greg Knight confirmed to BuzzFeed News that it is in fact a real campaign video: "Some people hate it and some people like it. It's quite a catchy tune... like pop music."

Jeremy Corbyn Says He'd Use "Whatever Force Is Necessary" To Stop Terrorists

The Labour leader says police must be able to use lethal force if terrorists threaten the safety of British streets.

The General Election Will Go Ahead Despite The London Terror Attack

Most major political parties said national campaigning was being suspended after seven people died in Saturday night's attack – but the vote will go ahead on Thursday.

People Have Been Having Weird Election Dreams So We Decided To Draw Them

Here's to the ones who dream, crazy as they may seem.

Here's What Young People Actually Want From 2017's General Election

Exclusive: Polling commissioned by Hope Not Hate shows what young voters want from Brexit, their voting priorities – and who they're planning to back.

This Is What It's Like To Try To Win An Election When Voters Say They Don't Like Your Party's Key Policy

The Lib Dems hoped their anti-Brexit stance could lead to a general election "surge". But BuzzFeed News visited a key marginal, and target seat where the party's candidates saw their pro-EU policies as a hindrance, not an asset.

Here's Everything You Need To Know About What Political Parties Are Promising Ethnic Minorities

The Tory manifesto includes a promise to tackle "burning injustice", Labour has pledged to "unlock the talent of BAME people", and the Lib Dems say they "oppose all discrimination" – but how do they measure up on policy?

The Tories Are Buying Google Ads To Squeeze The Lib Dems In Key Marginal Battles

Tim Farron's party is at only 7% in the polls – but the Conservatives are trying to eat away at that support with paid-for online ads warning of a "coalition of chaos".

Here Are Just Some Of The Questions Theresa May Has Not Answered This Week

Question: "I hear you tell excellent cricket jokes..." / Answer: "Ha ha!"

Young Voters Say They Will Turn Up At This Election, And They're Backing Corbyn

"I didn’t vote in the last election – it just seemed futile. But I’m just more engaged now. Most of my friends are staying here to vote and I’d say most of them will vote Labour."

How The Tories Are Paying To Push Anti-Corbyn Ads Into Your Facebook Feed

It’s hard to track what is happening in the online campaign, but with the help of Who Targets Me, BuzzFeed News has gained unprecedented access to Conservative Facebook adverts – and details of who they’re targeting.

Theresa May Will Not Give A Straight Answer, And It's Driving The Media Bananas

"All we get are cliches and platitudes," Michael Crick of Channel 4 News told the prime minister at a campaign stop.

A Headteacher Says Her School Will Have To Close Its Kitchen Because Of The Tories' School Lunch Plans

Campaigners say Theresa May's plan to replace free hot meals with breakfasts will cause huge disruption for schools and be bad for pupils, without saving as much money as the Tories' say.

13 Engrossing Longreads You Need In Your Life Right Now

The best longform reporting, feature stories, and personal essays from BuzzFeed UK over the last month.

Theresa May Left Amber Rudd To Tackle The Leaders' Debate And It Didn't Go Too Well For Anyone

The prime minister gave the primetime election debate a miss, Jeremy Corbyn turned up, everyone shouted at each other.

UKIP Scotland Launched Its Manifesto And Things Immediately Got Weird

"We're less xenophobic than the French," leader David Coburn told BuzzFeed News in an event that descended into farce before it even began.

Jeremy Corbyn Will Take Part In Tonight's Leaders' Debate And He's Challenged Theresa May To Join Him

Corbyn had previously maintained he would not take part in any head-to-head election debate without the presence of the Conservative prime minister.

Bradford Independent Salma Yaqoob Will Keep Saying A Vote For Her Is A Vote For Corbyn

"A vote for Salma, therefore, is not a vote against Corbyn; it is an endorsement of his policies, Yaqoob says.

A Tory Minister Was Challenged By Disabled People Over Care Cuts

"Do you think it's acceptable that a nappy is deemed a suitable substitute for night-time care? A simple yes or no will do."

Here's More Misinformation Being Shared About The 2017 General Election

Including a picture that isn't of Jeremy Corbyn with the IRA, the claim young people as a unit can swing the vote and a whole bunch more dodgy charts.

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