UK parliamentary (general) elections - Thursday 4 July 2024

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

  1. 1. UK parliamentary elections
  2. 2. Who can vote in UK parliamentary elections
  3. 3. You are here: 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

3. Information for candidates

If you are standing for election as a Member of Parliament, you should read the guidance for candidates and agents published by the Electoral Commission on their website.

The Returning Officer will hold briefings for prospective parliamentary candidates and agents about:

  • how to stand for election – 5pm, Wednesday 29 May 2024, to be held via Microsoft Teams.
  • polling day and the verification and counting of ballot papers - 5pm, Thursday 27 June, to be held via Microsoft Teams.

You can request an invitation to attend these briefings by emailing It is strongly recommended that prospective candidates and their agents attend both briefings.

The deadline for formal hand-delivery of nomination forms ( to stand as a candidate in the UK General Election is to be confirmed, however it is strongly recommended that:

  • Informal checking: draft nomination papers are submitted via email to as soon as possible for informal checking; and,
  • Formal hand-delivery: appointments for formal hand-delivery (only) of nomination papers are booked with the Returning Officer via email to between 10am-4 pm on working days between the publication of the Notice of Election and the deadline for close of nominations, on Friday 7 June at 4pm.