HC Deb 07 December 1936 vol 318 cc1623-4
23. Mr. C. WILSON

asked the Postmaster-General the nature of and the necessity for the communication which was addressed by the postal authorities to the candidates or their agents during the recent Erdington by-election as to the days upon which election communications should be posted?


The date for polling was Tuesday, 20th October. Under the regulations relating to the posting of election communications the latest date for posting was Friday the 16th, but in order to avoid any risk that the communications would not reach the voters in time, the election agents were asked to hand them in early in the week; and I am glad to say that they were able to agree to this suggestion.


Is that a risk which ordinarily takes place at a by-election?


At every by-election the Post Office does its best to see that the arrangements made are for the convenience of the public.

Wing-Commander WRIGHT

Is the right hon. and gallant Member aware that neither I nor my agent received any communication from the Post Office?