Important note: Polling times set to CST equiviliant of BST, polling stations open 7:00am BST (1:00am CST) and close 10:00pm BST (4:00pm CST).
The Prime Minister has announced the date for the general election as Thursday 5 May 2005. Parliament will be dissolved on Monday 11 April and will return on Wednesday 11 May. At 5pm on the day of dissolution all those who are MPs will cease to be MPs.
The State Opening of Parliament will be on Tuesday 17 May.
Key Party Leaders:
Tony Blair (Labour)
Michael Howard (Conservatives)
Charles Kennedy (Liberal Democrats)
Term end due to the Liberal Democrats gaining a seat from Labour in a by-election.