Local elections 2018 LIVE: Latest updates as voters head to the polls

Voters - and their dogs - are hitting the polls today in local elections across England.
The vote will put Theresa May to her biggest electoral test since she lost her government majority last year.
London is the major battleground after recent polls pointed towards a substantial swing to Labour.
Jeremy Corbyn's party will be hoping to win control of Tower Hamlets and Barnet and possibly even the flagship Conservative councils of Wandsworth and Westminster. 
But upsets are also possible around the country, with Labour also hopeful of taking power in town halls from Kirklees and Calderdale in Yorkshire and Trafford in Greater Manchester to Plymouth and Swindon in the south.
Polls close at 10pm and the first results could begin to arrive at around midnight and are expected to be in full flow by 2am.
 MailOnline brings you the latest updates - from the serious to the funny. 
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The BBC's polling station guide answers the question we've all been dying to ask

Can I vote if I've been drinking?

Yes. Polling station staff cannot refuse a voter simply because they are drunk or under the influence of drugs. Only if the voter is disruptive will they be asked to return when they have sobered up, reports the BBC 

Why are ID trials taking place and what do voters need to bring?
The ID trials causing controversy today were brought in by the Cabinet Office after reports of alleged electoral fraud through voter impersonation more than doubled between 2014 and 2016, according to the Electoral Commission.     
Woking, Gosport, Bromley, Watford and Swindon volunteered to take part in a trial, which require voters to produce ID before being issued with a ballot paper.
The exact form of ID varies from council to council, with some requiring a picture ID and others proof of address.  
For example, Watford and Swindon required voters to bring their polling cards with them to cast their ballots, whereas it is not compulsory in general. 
The toughest restrictions appear to be in Bromley in south east London were voters must bring either photo ID such as a passport or driving licence OR two documents including marriage or birth certificates, bank statements or utility bills, with at least one containing proof of address.

The plan, similar to a system in the US, has divided opinion with some supporting it as a way to stop election fraud and others claiming it will disenfranchise vulnerable people including older voters.

Polls close at 10pm and the first results could begin to arrive at around midnight and are expected to be in full flow by 2am. 
Amber Rudd's bags are packed
Meanwhile, Amber Rudd has been seen leaving her home with a suitcase after she resigned from her post as Home Secretary on Sunday night following the Windrush scandal.
Amber Rudd leaves her West London home with a suitcase this afternoon

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