UK Parliamentary election 12 December 2019
A General Election to the UK Parliament will take place on Thursday 12 December 2019.
The General Election results will be published on the UK Parliamentary General Election 12 December 2019 results page after the results have been declared on 13 December 2019.
|Constituency||Notice of Election||Notice of Poll and Statement of Persons Nominated||Situation of Poling Stations||Notice of Election Agents|
|Bury St Edmunds||Notice of Poll and Statement of Persons Nominated (Bury St Edmunds constituency)||Situation of Polling Stations (Bury St Edmunds constituency)||Notice of Election Agents (Bury St Edmunds constituency)|
|South Suffolk||Notice of Election (South Suffolk constituency)||Notice of Poll, Statement of Persons Nominated and Situation of Polling Stations (South Suffolk constituency)||Notice of Election Agents (South Suffolk constituency)|
|West Suffolk||Notice of Election (West Suffolk constituency)||Notice of Poll and Statement of Persons Nominated (West Suffolk constituency)||Situation of Polling Stations (West Suffolk constituency)||Notice of Election Agents (West Suffolk constituency)|
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
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, you can find your polling station by entering your address in to our Polling Station finder.
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 was at 5pm on Tuesday 26 November 2019. For more information on voting by post visit How to vote - voting by post. Postal vote packs were sent out in two batches, the first batch for those electors that had applied to vote by post before 6 November was sent out on 25 November and the second batch was sent out on 3 December to those electors that applied to vote by post between 6 November and the deadline on 26 November.
Voting by proxy means nominating a named individual to vote on your behalf at your local polling station. The deadline for applications to vote by proxy was at 5pm on Wednesday 4 December 2019. For more information on voting by proxy visit: How to vote - voting by proxy