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.
In 2020, PA will provide elections data coverage of polls at 118 councils in England, elections for the London Mayor and Assembly as well as mayors in four devolved English regions and three cities, plus elections for 40 police and crime commissioners in England and Wales. All are set for Thursday May 7, the day before the VE Day bank holiday on Friday May 8.
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.