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Welcome to the Press Association Elections website

A Commons by-election is taking place on Thursday December 1 at Richmond Park, following the resignation of Conservative MP Zac Goldsmith in protest at the Government’s decision to back a third runway at Heathrow. Information on Press Association nominations and results coverage can be found in the advisory in the By-elections section.

Elections are set to be held on May 4 2017 for Scottish and Welsh councils, some English councils and some mayors including in new combined authorities. Coverage information will be posted in the Advisories section in due course.

See Message specifications for information on PA's elections messages in XML format for digital products as well as a guide to those in plain text (TTY) and data format on the wire.


Speak to Elections Editor Roger Smith on 020 7963 7992 or email via the Contact us page. During nominations or election events, phone the Elections Desk on 020 7963 7992, Newsdesk on 020 7963 7146 or Customer Services on 01430 455337.

Customers, especially digital-only customers who do not see PA wire advisories, may wish to follow @pressassocpolls on twitter for technical and operational updates from the Elections Desk.

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