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tightrope781,123 posts since 29 Dec 2005
UTV Newsline



Tories pledged it in 2017 and surely will again as well - I can see the new act that must replace it (otherwise no term limits because the previous act does not just come back) saying next election by middle of 2025 not 2024. Would allow a very long presentation buildup to it - the 2010 and 2015 election effectively lasted months and months.


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You’re talking your usual utter dross. The maximum length a Parliament can sit is 5 years, as per the Parliament Act 1911. Irrespective of the Fixed Term Parliament Act being repealed a General Election will have to take place soon some date after 16 December 2024 as that will be the 5th anniversary of the next Parliament first sitting.
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Brekkie32,387 posts since 4 Jan 2003
HTV Wales Wales Today



Didn't realise C4 were planning a debate but no surprise Boris chickened out. Like the idea of a everything but Brexit debate - at least that is a point of difference.


Have Sky got any debates?
I preferred the internet when it had a sense of humour.
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BM111,207 posts since 2 Jun 2017
London London



Tories pledged it in 2017 and surely will again as well - I can see the new act that must replace it (otherwise no term limits because the previous act does not just come back) saying next election by middle of 2025 not 2024. Would allow a very long presentation buildup to it - the 2010 and 2015 election effectively lasted months and months.


Off topic - delete if appropriate.

You’re talking your usual utter dross. The maximum length a Parliament can sit is 5 years, as per the Parliament Act 1911. Irrespective of the Fixed Term Parliament Act being repealed a General Election will have to take place soon some date after 16 December 2024 as that will be the 5th anniversary of the next Parliament first sitting.

That part of the parliament act was repealed when the FTPA was passed I believe.
tightrope781,123 posts since 29 Dec 2005
UTV Newsline



Tories pledged it in 2017 and surely will again as well - I can see the new act that must replace it (otherwise no term limits because the previous act does not just come back) saying next election by middle of 2025 not 2024. Would allow a very long presentation buildup to it - the 2010 and 2015 election effectively lasted months and months.


Off topic - delete if appropriate.

You’re talking your usual utter dross. The maximum length a Parliament can sit is 5 years, as per the Parliament Act 1911. Irrespective of the Fixed Term Parliament Act being repealed a General Election will have to take place soon some date after 16 December 2024 as that will be the 5th anniversary of the next Parliament first sitting.

That part of the parliament act was repealed when the FTPA was passed I believe.

No it wasn’t. The Parliament Act is still the paramount constitutional act in the UK. The Fixed Term Parliament Act repealed the previous Septennial Act. The basic point remains. Parliament can sit for no more than 5 calendar years. If the Fixed Term Parliament Act is repealed then a General Election would be required by law to be held no more than 25 working days after 16 December 2024.

Anyway, this is totally irrelevant and these posts should be deleted.
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Stuart7,306 posts since 13 Oct 2003
Westcountry Spotlight
No party wants another winter election and they not as likely to opt for a less than five year maximum term.

I've never understood this excuse that a 'Winter Election' is somehow different. I manage to go to work, go shopping and do everything else in Winter.


I'm sure I can also manage to call in to the Village Hall on my way to/from any of those activities regardless of the time of year.

We don't live in an age where I have to sit on a rickshaw to travel across rough ground for three days to reach a polling station; so the length of daylight hours and the weather is irrelevant.
DVB Cornwall8,562 posts since 4 Dec 2003
Westcountry Spotlight
Turnout of 'non politically motivated' aka 'casual' voters will drop off considerably in the late afternoon and evening though. It's far easier to get this type of elector out in relatively warm and light evenings. That's the criticism of elections in the four months straddling new year. This'll clearly knock turnout at the poll, whether this knocks one party or another is up to the candidates and psephologists to argue over.
62305823,662 posts since 19 Aug 2005
Turnout of 'non politically motivated' aka 'casual' voters will drop off considerably in the late afternoon and evening though. It's far easier to get this type of elector out in relatively warm and light evenings. That's the criticism of elections in the four months straddling new year. This'll clearly knock turnout at the poll, whether this knocks one party or another is up to the candidates and psephologists to argue over.


It would be nice if we could get turnout of 70% But could postal Voting help with this matter?

With BBC Promo, I have to say there so dire its like there is NO Money left, STV are just not promoting anything.
Stuart7,306 posts since 13 Oct 2003
Westcountry Spotlight
Turnout of 'non politically motivated' aka 'casual' voters will drop off considerably in the late afternoon and evening though.

That's rubbish. There are plenty of daylight hours to do everything else, and I would suggest that very few areas lack street lighting. You either want to vote or you don't, the lack of daylight during the process is meaningless.


The 2016 Referendum was in June, when many people were either doing something else or on holiday. Yet it was the largest ever turnout (in terms of voters, not percentage of electorate).