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

My hon. Friend raises an important point. The British public are certainly very keen on their election night drama and are not keen on having too many constituencies counting on Friday. It is a matter for returning officers in every constituency to sort out their own procedures, to discuss them with local campaigners and to deliver and accurate an efficient account. The most important thing is that the count attracts public confidence and that it is returned accurately.