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Manchester Gorton by-election is postponed

April 20, 2017 12:53 PM

Jackie Pearcey selectedfter some back and forth between the Returning Officer and Parliament, the necessary steps have been taken by Parliament to cancel the Parliamentary by-election which was due. There is no direct legal power for the Returning Officer to cancel a by-election which has been overtaken by a general election being called; Parliament, however, has the power to cancel the writ for the by-election.