The polls for the General Election 2019 are now open.

A total of 86 polling stations opened at 7am on Thursday as the people in the Hexham constituency vote for their MP. People have until 10pm to cast their votes.

The declaration for the seat was expected in the early hours of Friday morning after the counting is carried out in Blyth, from 10pm onwards.

Voters in the constituency will learn whether Conservative MP Guy Opperman has retained the seat he has held since 2010, or if Labour's Penny Grennan, Liberal Democrats' Stephen Howse or The Green Party's Nick Morphet have ousted him.

The Hexham Courant will be running updates of local general election news throughout Thursday, and will be running a live blog overnight from the count.

Send us your selfies outside of the polling stations via social media using the hashtag #HexhamElection.