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What happens once a general election has been called

This news article was published under the 2005 to 2010 Labour government

What to expect on the DFID website

Gordon Brown has called for a general election to be held on 6 May. During the run up to this date, it is important that government doesn’t undertake any activity that could compete with candidates for the attention of the public.

To comply with this, we will not publish any new material or make changes to this site. See the full guidance on the Cabinet Office website.