General Election (Polling Date)

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 31st May 1945.

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Photo of Mr Winston Churchill Mr Winston Churchill , Epping 12:00 am, 31st May 1945

In order to meet the problem arising from local mass holidays which will be in progress on 5th July, the Government are prepared to consider legislation under which in constituencies to be specified in the Bill polling day would be postponed to 12th July, In order to legislate on these lines there must be general agreement. We already have a good deal of information, and I am circulating this evening a list of constituencies which has so far been drawn up. The Home and Scottish Offices will be glad to receive further information from hon. Members and from the town clerks of other towns similarly affected in order to draw up the schedule of constituencies.