Countdown Election Countdown

Monday 17th MarchJohn Major goes to the Palace to seek a dissolution of Parliament
Thursday 27th MarchParliament adjourns for Easter
Wednesday 2nd AprilConservatives launch manifesto
Thursday 3rd AprilLabour launches manifesto
Friday 4th AprilLiberal Democrats launch manifesto>
Friday 4th AprilConservative election rally in Royal Albert Hall
Tuesday 8th AprilParliament is dissolved. Proclamation and issue of writs for the election.
SNP manifesto published.
Wednesday 9th AprilPlaid Cymru and Socialist Labour parties publish their manifestos.
Referendum Party launches its campaign.
Monday 14th AprilNominations open
Wednesday 16th AprilNominations close
Thursday 1st MayElection day [General Election and some local elections]
Wednesday 7th MayNew Parliament assembles
Wednesday 14th MayState opening of Parliament and Queen's speech.

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