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What Time Will Local Elections Results Across Surrey be Announced?

Published on: 5 May, 2022
Updated on: 5 May, 2022

By Julie Armstrong

local democracy reporter

Polling stations in the boroughs and districts in Surrey holding elections today (not Guildford) close at 10pm (May 5) but unlike in general elections, most of Surrey’s counting will start tomorrow.

There are also no exit polls with local elections to predict the result ahead of time, so most residents won’t discover the new makeup of their council until Friday afternoon.

Political parties nationally will also be keen to know all the results to gauge the public mood.

146, nearly half, of English councils are going to the polls including all London boroughs, plus all 32 Scottish and all 22 Welsh councils.

The bulk of the country’s overnight counts will be done by 9am so there’ll be time for election enthusiasts to get some shut-eye before the next batch are declared in the afternoon.

Surrey has six elections taking place – in Elmbridge, Mole Valley, Reigate and Banstead, Runnymede, Tandridge and Woking.

The only district to be counting overnight is Tandridge, with results expected in the early hours of Friday.

The Elmbridge count won’t start until 9am on Friday, with an estimated results time of 1.30-2pm, barring recounts.

Runnymede is also predicting an early afternoon finish of around 2pm.

Reigate and Banstead results could be out next, with a count start of 11am and declarations coming between 1-3pm. Mole Valley will begin their count around 11.30am and are looking to release a full set of results at 4pm.

The final announcement of the day is expected to be from Woking, where they start counting at 1pm and are predicting declarations between 3-5pm, depending on turnout.

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