General Election 2017
Results in your area:
Keep up-to-date with all the latest election news as it unfolds:
About the Election & Registering to Vote
How does an Election work?
How do I vote?
To be eligible to vote in the General Election on Thursday 8th June you must be:
18 years old or over
a UK Citizen
Registered to Vote
Not registered? Do it now!
Who should I vote for?
Voting (especially for the first time) can be quite daunting with lots of different special terminology, organisations and individuals to understand.
When voting you need to ask yourself three questions:
1. What issues matter most to me?
Think about what you consider to be the biggest and most important issues for the country and your local community.
Different political parties and candidates priorities different issues or policies. They also take different stances on issues, for example: the Liberal Democrat's believe the UK should stay in the European Union, UKIP believe that the UK should leave the European Union.
2. Which political party best reflects my views and priorities?
Click the button to take a short quiz. The quiz will tell you who you side with, and which party's policies and promises best fit your opinions and priorities.
3. Which candidate do I want to represent me?
Ultimately, you cannot vote for someone to become Prime Minister. Instead, you vote for your local MP - the party with the most MPs forms the government, the leader of that party becomes Prime Minister.
It's really important that you find out about the candidates standing in your area: What experience do they have? What is their opinion on local issues? What have they promised to do as MP?
How do I know what's going on?
There are all sorts of ways to keep up-to-date with the latest election news:
as well as coverage in all national media and on social media using #ge2017