Close of Parliament and Election Announcement Watch
I can officially declare the closure of the 20th Parliament.
Voting will continue to take place to conclude the current items in the Division Lobby.
All parties and prospective independent candidates have 7 days to prepare and submit their manifestos.
This usually equates to 450 words text, and an additional 20 word banner.
The Speaker will cut the manifesto if they go over the limit.
2) Manifestos are to be submitted to the speaker by 22:30 on Thursday 30th April.
Any received after this time will be accepted at the Speaker's discretion
3) In a general election a maximum of 16 parties and independents can stand, parties and independents from a previous election will get priority over anyone else.
The Speaker again has the discretion to remove people from standing in the general election.
4) As requested by the Guidance Document, manifestos may not contain videos or audio clips unless created by a member of the party in question.
i) all words typed or spoken within the manifesto will be counted (this excludes the 20 word tagline).
ii) videos and audio clips will be removed before textual content is until the word limit is met.
5) Manifestos can include up to 2 images.
6) The election will take place over 24 days:
7 days for parties to submit manifestos.
30th April: Election poll opens, manifestos are posted.
9th May: Election results announced. Coalition negotiations begin.
17th May: State Opening of Parliament, with declaration of coalition arrangements.
Let's make it the best one yet!
Isn't the 10 day vote dependent on number of voters? I thought the election poll was timed to finish on May 7th, ideally at 10pm
- Political Ambassador
With the announcement of the election being 3 days ago, I quit the MHOC, I'm no longer an MP, I'm not going to partake in Tory nastiness, I'm not going to be with children.
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