North West Essex has gone to the polls, with candidates set to learn their fate in the early hours of tomorrow morning.

Vying for votes are Conservative candidate Kemi Badenoch - who is seeking to retain her position in Parliament, independent candidate Erik Bonino, Green candidate Edward Gildea, independent candidate Andrew David Green, independent candidate Niko Omilana, Smita Rajesh for the Liberal Democrats and Issy Waite for Labour.

Following parliamentary constituency changes, two wards within Uttlesford - Felsted and Stebbing and The Sampfords - now fall under the Braintree constituency.

Meanwhile Broad Oak and the Hallingburys and Hatfield Heath now fall under the Harlow constituency.

The North West Essex constituency was previously called the Saffron Walden constituency.

Counts will take place across the country once polls close at 10pm tonight.