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Welcome to the Press Association Elections website

May 2018 Elections

Local elections take place on Thursday May 3 in England.

Voters go to the polls in elections at 150 councils including the 32 London boroughs. Elections also take place for directly-elected mayors at six authorities.

Meanwhile, a Commons by-election takes place at Tyrone West following the resignation of Sinn Fein’s Barry McElduff.

Information about the Press Association's nominations and results coverage of these elections is contained in the following advisories for customers:

Customers should check the Test programme for information about tests in advance of the May 3 polls.

For details of elections messages in XML format used for digital products, see XML Format under Message specifications. The XML for the snap General Election on June 8 2017 can be found under Example messages, along with test sets.

The General Election results have also been made available in the Constituencies section for reference.


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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