UK Parliamentary election 12 December 2019
A General Election to the UK Parliament will take place on Thursday 12 December 2019.
UK Parliamentary election information
The UK Parliament is made up of two 'houses' - The House of Commons and The House of Lords. The former is comprised of 650 Members of Parliament (MPs), each representing one Parliamentary constituency, who are elected at general elections. This election is run on a First Past the Post electoral system.
Most general election candidates stand on behalf of a political party, but there are also some independent candidates. After the election, the government is then usually formed by the leader of the political party which has won the most constituency seats throughout the country.
The West Suffolk Council administrative area comprises three Parliamentary constituency areas:
- Bury St Edmunds constituency
- South Suffolk constituency
- West Suffolk constituency
Who can vote?
To vote at the UK Parliamentary election on 12 December 2019, you must be registered to vote and be:
- at least 18 years old on polling day
- a citizen of the United Kingdom, the Republic of Ireland or a qualifying Commonwealth citizen
- either living at an address in the UK or a UK citizen living abroad that has been registered to vote in the UK within the last 15 years
How to vote
You can register to vote online at www.gov.uk/register-to-vote. The deadline for registering to vote at the UK Parliamentary election on 12 December 2019 is Tuesday 26 November 2019.
There are three methods available for voting at this election:
- In person at your local polling station
- By post
- By proxy
In person at your local polling station
Your polling station for this election can be found on your poll card which you will have received in the post if you are a registered and eligible elector.
Alternatively, the Situation of Polling Stations notice, detailing each polling station and its respective areas, will be published here on Thursday 14 November, or you can find your polling station by entering your address in to Find my nearest.
For more information about voting at a polling station visit: How to vote - voting in person at a polling station
The deadline for applications to vote by post is at 5pm on Tuesday 26 November 2019. For more information on voting by post visit How to vote - voting by post
Voting by proxy means nominating a named individual to vote on your behalf at your local polling station (or by post if the proxy completes a postal proxy vote application before the postal vote deadline as above). The deadline for applications to vote by proxy is 5pm on Wednesday 4 December 2019. For more information on voting by proxy visit: How to vote - voting by proxy