Salford, England, United Kingdom

Polling station

This is where I voted in last week's local council and European Parliament elections, which were held on the same day. The light was going by the time I made it out to vote, but I still got there in plenty of time. The staff said it had been a surprisingly busy day, but then everything's relative. Turnout for Euro elections has always been low in the UK, and with Labour holding 52 of the 60 seats on Salford Council, there's arguably not a huge incentive to vote.

As it happens, this is the Worsley ward which is one of the few non-Labour areas of Salford, and it returned a Conservative councillor again this year. The national surge in support for UKIP was not really replicated here, although the party did finish second in some of the wards.

Polling station