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Timing of Parliamentary election counts

Published Friday, April 23, 2010

There has been speculation in the press about the timing of counts at the general election. This note looks at the statutory requirements concerning the count and summarises recent reports suggesting that the count will be moved from Thursday night to Friday in certain areas.

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There has been speculation in the press about the timing of counts at the general election. This note looks at the statutory requirements concerning the count and summarises recent reports suggesting that the count will be moved from Thursday night to Friday in certain areas.

Commons Briefing papers SN05166

Author: Isobel White

Topics: Elections, General elections

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