Polls have opened in the City of York Council elections.

Polling stations are open between 7am and 10pm on Thursday (1 May).

The elections are held on a four year cycle and the count, which takes place from 10am Friday 3 May at Energise, will see local councillors, and parish councillors announced.

Final results are due around 6pm.

York is a three-way marginal, and was previously run by a Conservative-Lib Dem coalition.

It was also unusual in the high number of independents. By the end of the last council session there were nine.

And already the #DogsAtPollingStations is trending…