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By-election: Northumbria Police and Crime Commissioner
A by-election for the post of Police and Crime Commissioner for Northumbria is set to take place on Thursday July 18, after the incumbent, Dame Vera Baird, stepped down following her appointment as the new Victims’ Commissioner.
See the advisory below for information about PA’s elections data coverage of this poll.
PA provides an unrivalled real-time data service for elections and referendums. Nominations data, results rushes, detailed results and statistics are delivered for polls ranging from UK general elections to Scottish Parliament, Welsh Assembly, Northern Ireland Assembly and London Assembly elections, and from council elections to mayoral and police commissioner elections.
Data coverage extends to parliamentary and assembly by-elections. In 2019, PA also covered the European Parliament election in the UK following the postponement of Brexit.
The historical XML for polls in more recent years can be found under Example messages, along with test sets.
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.
Advisories detailing the content and process for data coverage of forthcoming polls are provided on this site when an election is called.
The advisories include information on elections messages sent on the wire in plain text (TTY) and data format, along with catchlines and category codes. General information about wire format can be found in the document downloadable from the Wire format page on this site.