UK parliamentary (general) elections - Thursday 4 July 2024

Pages in UK parliamentary (general) elections - Thursday 4 July 2024

  1. 1. You are here: UK parliamentary elections
  2. 2. Who can vote in UK parliamentary elections
  3. 3. Information for candidates
  4. 4. Information for campaigners
  5. 5. Who is standing for election
  6. 6. Election timetable and notices
  7. 7. Election count and declaration of results

1. UK parliamentary elections

The next parliamentary (general) election is scheduled to take place on Thursday 4 July 2024.

The UK parliamentary election is held to elect UK parliament representatives. These representatives are called Members of Parliament (MPs).

For the election, the country is split into constituencies. Each constituency selects one MP.

Different candidates stand for election in each constituency across the country, so each constituency has its own ballot paper with its own choice of candidates on.

The leaders of the main parties do not appear on the ballot paper in every constituency.

There are three parliamentary constituencies within the Reigate & Banstead electoral area, including:

  • Dorking and Horley Constituency
  • East Surrey Constituency
  • Reigate Constituency

As a result of national changes to parliamentary constituency boundaries, some wards in the borough fall under a different Parliamentary constituency than in the past. Please see the 2023 Review of Parliamentary constituencies for a ward by ward breakdown.

A timetable of key milestones during the pre-election period is available on the Electoral Commission’s website.

You can find out more about registering to vote and how to vote on our website.