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Snap General Election 2017

The snap General Election is set to take place on Thursday June 8. See the General Election advisory under advisories for details of coverage of this poll, as well as the Test programme advisory for information on scheduled tests.

For details of elections messages in XML format used for digital products, see XML Format under Message specifications. The historical XML for the 2015 General Election can be found under Example messages, where test sets will also be included.

Information about the Press Association's nominations and results coverage is contained in the following advisories for customers.

Information about nominations and parties is available in the nominations section.

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.

Note that the Commons by-election at Manchester Gorton following the death of veteran Labour MP Sir Gerald Kaufman had been set for May 4 but is not now due to take place in view of the impending General Election.


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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