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Election 2024


For statistics to serve the public good, they should support democratic debate. This is particularly important during a general election campaign, when statistics play a role in informing decisions made by the electorate. OSR has an important role in promoting and safeguarding the use of statistics in public debate. You can read more about our role during a general election in this blog post.

As a UK general election must be called by 17 December 2024, government statistics and data may be under additional scrutiny as campaigns begin to run.

This page brings together our new and existing guidance to help users navigate statistical claims surrounding an election and to support those working with statistics in upholding the Code of Practice for Statistics.

We will publish “What to look out for” explainers on a range of topics on Friday 7 June.