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General election 2024

What will happen before and after the election on 4 July?

The next UK general election will be held on Thursday 4 July 2024. Here we set out what happens before and during a general election, how political parties and the civil service prepare for the election outcome and what it means for government.

General election July 2024: What happens next?

The prime minister has called an election for Thursday 4 July 2024.

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Voters leaving a polling station in Halifax, Yorkshire.

General election: what change do we need?

Lord Mandelson, Lord Willetts, Kate McCann and Kelly Beaver joined us to discuss what change the country needs and wants.

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A panel at the IfG featuring Lord Willetts and Lord Mandelson.

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