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 William Gallacher Mr William Gallacher , Fife Western 12:00 am, 31st May 1945

Much has been said about wakes weeks, but is the Prime Minister aware that in Scotland, which is always neglected, we have as holidays either 10 days or two weeks, and in view of the fact that there are three weeks intervening between polling day and the return of the soldiers' votes, would it not be much better if there were a fortnight in between the two polling days?