Huge majority of North Northumberland voters know what ID they need at General Election polling stations

Thursday is the first General Election in which voters need a form of photo identification in order to vote, after having been in effect for the last two local council elections. Acceptable forms of photo ID can be found here.

Voters in North Northumberland were also asked about issues important to them, as well as opinions of Rishi Sunak and Sir Keir Starmer. Karl Eriksen said the NHS is the main issue for him in the election, having worked in the health service for most of his life.

Jack added: “The main issues for me are getting rid of the Tories, climate change and the green environment, and affordability. Being able to live." Other issues included immigration and the welfare state, with Vivienne Corner adding: “There is not enough money in the country for ordinary people.”

Voters were split in their opinions of the two men fighting for No.10. Sunak was described by some as “desperate, over-confident, robotic, unfriendly and boring”. David Henderson added: “I agree with some of the things he does but not all of them.”

Although Vivienne Corner said of Mr Sunak: “I think he’s trustworthy and well-meaning, but he is not strong enough.”

Opinions of Sir Keir Starmer were also split. Jack said the Labour leader is: “Boring, but competent and statesman-like”. David Henderson added: “I think he has a heart. The Tories have been in power for a long time and we need change.”

However, Karl Eriksen was not convinced by Mr Starmer due to his lack of personality, while Vivienne Corner said she did not trust him: “We do not know enough about his policies and we do not know about him really.”

The full list of the 50 people asked about photo ID were: 36 yes, 7 postal votes, 3 did not know, 4 people said they were not voting.