Statement from the Acting Returning Officer for the Esher and Walton constituency
There has been growing speculation on social media that brief remarks made by Dominic Raab in an interview with Michael Crick yesterday imply knowledge of the postal vote returns in the Esher and Walton constituency. I have clarified with Mr Raab’s Agent that Mr Raab was referring to his Party’s own canvas responses derived from conversations on the door step.
This has nothing whatsoever to do with the official election process. Postal votes are not separated by candidate and counted until after the close of poll on 12 December so it is impossible for anyone to know the result until after that time.
Robert Moran, Acting Returning Officer