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Election counts may be delayed

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The traditional excitement of election night is under threat from councils who are considering delaying the counting of votes until the following morning.

Electoral returning officers in as many as one in four constituencies are believed to be contemplating ending overnight counts.

Jonathan Isaby of the website conservativehome.com has started a campaign to "save" general election night.

He told Carolyn Quinn on Radio 4's PM why the tradition needs to be preserved.

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