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 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.

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 test sets include the XML files from live tests carried out on September 10 and January 22 for a possible snap general election. The latest test included the Brexit and Change parties.

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.

Latest advisories