General Election Count

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Electoral Commission Committee – in the House of Commons at 9:30 am on 29 January 2015.

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Photo of Gary Streeter Gary Streeter Conservative, South West Devon 9:30, 29 January 2015

Provisions to ensure that returning officers begin counting at UK parliamentary elections within four hours after close of poll were introduced under the Constitutional Reform and Governance Act 2010. The Act requires returning officers for constituencies where counting did not begin within this time scale to publish a statement explaining the delay. They must send a copy of the statement to the Electoral Commission within 30 days of the declaration of the result, and the commission must publish details of those constituencies in its statutory election report.