Welcome to PA Media’s elections website

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 Parliament, 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.

IMPORTANT:  The Government has postponed polls scheduled for this May to May 2021. Elections had been due at 118 councils in England, for the London Mayor and Assembly as well as mayors in four devolved English regions and three cities, and for 40 police and crime commissioners in England and Wales. These  are now expected to take place at the same time as scheduled elections for the Scottish and Welsh parliaments and English county councils.

PA’s current test programme has been cancelled accordingly and the advisories covering our elections data coverage of these polls have been withdrawn.

Fresh advisories, including a new test programme, will be added on this site in the run-up to the May 2021 elections.

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. The results of the 2019 snap General Election have also been made available in readable form in the Constituencies section for reference purposes.

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.

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