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Commons by-election: Newport West

Voters go to the polls in a Commons by-election at Newport West on April 4 following the death of veteran Labour MP Paul Flynn in February at the age of 84. See the by-election advisory below for details of PA’s data coverage of this poll.

Council and mayoral elections 2019 – and possible other polls

Local elections take place on Thursday May 2 at 248 councils in England. Polls are also due for directly-elected mayors at six authorities. Information about the Press Association’s nominations and results coverage of these elections is contained in the advisories below for customers on this site.

Further advisories will be provided in the event of any unscheduled poll, such as another snap general election.

European Parliament elections in late May were not due to include the UK as it was set to leave the EU on March 29. However, current moves to postpone Brexit mean that a long delay could make a UK Euro election necessary. PA has delivered full nominations and results coverage for the UK component of these polls in the past and would do so again, should the eventuality arise. PA does not provide EU-wide elections data but covers the outcome in its editorial reports.

For details of elections messages in XML format used for digital products, see XML Format under Delivery Methods.

The historical XML for polls in more recent years can be found under Example messages, along with test sets. Given current speculation about the Euro elections, the historical XML for the UK component of the 2014 Euro elections has been made available for the convenience of customers.

Note that the tests sets include that from a live test carried out on January 22 for a possible snap general election.

The June 2017 snap general election results have also been made available in readable form in the Constituencies section for reference.

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