When is the General Election? Timetable and all details for the 2019 poll

Britain will be heading to the polls for a General Election before the year is over.

This will be the second time in two years Brits take to the ballot boxes after MPs approved the Prime Minister’s call for a General Election.

Boris Johnson announced the plans for a UK General Election so he could “get Brexit done”.

Following three failed attempts to force an early election, MPs finally voted in the House of Commons on Tuesday, October 29.

And the date has been confirmed, despite attempts by Opposition parties to amend the date.

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When is the general election?

The general election will take place on Thursday, December 12, 2019.

The voting will most likely take place between 7am and 10pm.

This was the Prime Minister’s fourth attempt to call a General Election, after the Labour Party blocked the vote three times.

Parliament shut down from November 6, meaning every seat in the House of Commons is vacant.

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Why has Boris Johnson called a General Election?

The Prime Minister is hoping a General Election will secure him a working majority in parliament.

at the moment he has a working majority minus 45, which makes it difficult for him to pass legislation.

He feels a new Parliament is needed to deliver Brexit.

The Prime Minister vowed to push for an elected if the EU granted a three-month extension for the Brexit Bill.

The EU granted the UK a “flextension” until January 31, 2020, but Brexit can still happen if Mr Johnson’s deal is passed in Parliament.

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General election 2019 timetable:

November 14: Deadline for the delivery of nomination papers

Week beginningNovember 18: Most likely launch of party manifestos

November 19: Leaders’ debate

November 26: Deadline to register to vote and postal vote

December 4: Deadlines for applications by proxy

December 12: General election

December 13: Results day

December 17: Parliament expected to return for the election of the Speaker

January 31: Brexit deadline

When will the results be announced?

It is likely to take up to 24 hours for the results from all 650 constituencies to be declared.

Votes are voted in two stages, typically ending at around 2am.

The winner will be announced on Friday, December 13.

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