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London Lite10,735 posts since 4 Jan 2003
London London
Way off topic but if an election was forced beforehand would the by election go ahead?

I guess a summer by election would always have been covered by the news channel anyway, but longer term no reason Brexitcast couldn't do it.


Brexitcast have already covered the European Elections on R4 and R5 Live recently and it was a decent job.
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Jeffmister gave kudos
BBI45879 posts since 2 Aug 2015
Central (East) East Midlands Today
Way off topic but if an election was forced beforehand would the by election go ahead?

IIRC, if a general election is called whilst a by-election is scheduled, the by-election is postponed and held as as part of the scheduled general election.


In this case, if a GE was called before 1st August, the by-election would not be likely to go ahead because the elected MP would only sit for a brief period before Parliament is dissolved (if they got to sit at all)

However, with summer recess starting Wednesday, and the risk of a snap election being dependent on the Conservative leadership contest and the fallout from the result, my assumptions should be taken with more than a pinch of salt. There are a few too many ifs and buts to say for certain what the procedure is in what is currently still a hypothetical.
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