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 Samuel Silverman Mr Samuel Silverman , Nelson and Colne 12:00 am, 31st May 1945

Does the right hon. Gentleman realise that in a number of constituencies there is more than one local authority, and that in the different local authority areas the traditional holiday week is not the same, and that it will be perfectly easy to meet that position by giving the returning officer a discretion not merely to postpone the polling day in all those local government areas but to postpone it only in those of them that are affected? There is not any difficulty at all about doing that.