An inquiry will be held after hundreds of voters were turned away from polling stations and police called to deal with queues as the voting deadline passed.

There were problems in parts of London, Manchester, , Birmingham, Liverpool, Newcastle and Surrey.

One Sheffield official said the turnout had probably been the highest for 30 years and “it caught out”.

The Electoral Commission announced a “thorough review”. Voters said they were “fuming” and “very unhappy”.

The main parties all expressed concerns and some results may be challenged.

Electoral Commission chair Jenny Watson said: “Clearly we are going to at this. The government is going to look at this. It may be that the law needs to change.”

The law say poll doors must close at 2200 BST and no ballot papers are issued after that time, although everyone who has a ballot paper by then must be able to vote.

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(via BBC News)