This Hull hair salon will play a pivotal role in Thursday's General Election

A polling station for Hull West and Hessle constituency, which was one of the highest Leave-voting areas in the 2016 Brexit referendum, will be a hair salon.

Amy Usher-Goldsmith has been running Ush Hair salon for 12 years and said she is expecting hundreds of people to turn up on Thursday in the General Election.

Ms Usher-Goldsmith, 36, from Hull, is planning to reserve the front of the salon for voters while attending to clients in a back room.

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She said: "I think it's important to do for the local community and it's good publicity for the salon."

Ush Hair salon in Wold Road, Hull.

The Yorkshire constituency was created in 1997, and Labour's Emma Hardy has held the seat since then.

Ms Hardy is running for re-election against Brexit Party candidate and former Apprentice winner Michelle Dewberry.

Other unusual polling stations this year across the country include beauty supply store The Body Shop's UK headquarters in Littlehampton, Sussex, The Ace Launderette in Oxford, and a chip shop called Hank Marvin in Narberth, Pembrokeshire.

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The Granary at Thelnetham Windmill site will be a General Election polling station for the first time this year, after hosting the local elections in May.

Constituents in West Suffolk, which has been represented by Health Secretary Matt Hancock since 2010, will head to the events building beside a 200-year-old working windmill.

Chris Mills, custodian of the site, said he grinds flour at the mill using traditional methods and offers guided tours.

Mr Mills, 75, who will also be a polling clerk at another station on Thursday, said: "I'm politically active and I'm looking forward to it, but I'm very concerned about the outcome.

Another venue being used as a polling station this year is The White Horse pub in Petersfield, Hampshire, which has no signage and is known locally as The Pub With No Name.

Landlord Elizabeth Fogg, 55, from Surrey, said the pub has been used as a polling station for the East Hampshire constituency, last represented by Tory former cabinet minister Damian Hinds, before, and she is expecting almost 100 voters.

Ms Fogg, who has been the landlord for 10 years, said: "It's quite interesting, people come in and talk to you about how nice it is to have it in a pub.

"It's different, you can have a drink and a packet of crisps while you're here.

"But I think people will vote in this election regardless - it's an important one."