Peterborough by-election: Everything you need to know from result time to huge media presence

Today, voters in the Peterborough constituency will elect their new MP.

Thursday, 6th June 2019, 6:48 am
The count at the 2017 General Election in Peterborough

Polling stations are open from 7am this morning (Thursday) until 10pm.

Here is everything you need to know about the by-election:

Why is it being held?

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The count at the 2017 General Election in Peterborough

Former MP Fiona Onasanya was convicted for perverting the course of justice and jailed for three months, although she only spent four weeks in prison.

This triggered a Recall Petition which needed 10 per cent of her constituents to sign it within a six week period for her to be recalled from Parliament.

How many candidates are there?

How many eligible voters are there?

70,199.

How many polling stations are open?

49.

What time will the result be announced?

The result is expected to be announced sometime between 3am and 5am on the Friday morning.

How to keep up-to-date

The Peterborough Telegraph will be running a live blog from the count and will publish an instant article once the winner has been announced, as well as reaction pieces and photos and video. Make sure you keep an eye on www.peterboroughtoday.co.uk and our social media pages.

Which other media will be present?

Due to the high-profile nature of the by-election around 100 members of the media will be present. Some broadcasters will be on air from Peterborough throughout the night.