The nightmare election before Christmas

Prime Minister Boris Johnson visits schoolchildren in Milton Keynes. Picture: 'Paul Grove/Getty
Prime Minister Boris Johnson visits schoolchildren in Milton Keynes. Picture: 'Paul Grove/Getty
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December 2000. A muddy field. Falkirk. All of the candidates in the forthcoming Falkirk West by-election have agreed to take part in a football match. They are decked out in the club’s scarves, both as a show of support for the team and in the hopes of avoiding hypothermia.

Dani Garavelli

Voting at a polling booth in Dulwich in 1923. Picture: Topical Press Agency/Getty

Voting at a polling booth in Dulwich in 1923. Picture: Topical Press Agency/Getty

Ballot counting in 1974

Ballot counting in 1974