Monday, November 30, 2009
Timetable for the Election
This is from a House of Commons Research Paper and shows the timetable for a general election assuming the five most likely dates in 2010. Conventional wisdom says that the election will coincide with the local elections on 6th May. That's what most commentators believe. There is another reason to suppose it will be held then too - Labour can't afford two lots of elections within weeks of each other.
I still maintain the view that any sensible Prime Minister would not hold an election the week after people receive much lighter than usual paypackets. April sees the introduction of all the new tax rises imposed in the 2009 budget. People seem to have forgotten about those.
Perhaps the way round this is for local elections to be postponed until 3 June, to coincide with a general election.
But then again, more and more people seem to be talking about March.
Frankly only one person knows, and he ain't tellin'. But then again, perhaps he doesn't know yet, either.
Hattip: Mark Pack