Next United Kingdom general election

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2017 •  members United Kingdom
Next United Kingdom general election
All 650 seats in the House of Commons[n 1]
On or before 5 May 2022
Theresa May Jeremy Corbyn Nicola Sturgeon
Leader Theresa May Jeremy Corbyn Nicola Sturgeon
Party Conservative Labour SNP
Leader since 11 July 2016 12 September 2015 14 November 2014
Leader's seat Maidenhead Islington North none[n 2]
Last election 317 seats, 42.4%[n 3] 262 seats, 40.0% 35 seats, 3.0%
Seats needed Increase 9 Increase 64 N/A[n 4]
Vince Cable Arlene Foster Gerry Adams 2016 (infobox).jpg
Leader Vince Cable Arlene Foster Gerry Adams
Party Liberal Democrat Democratic Unionist Sinn Féin
Leader since 20 July 2017 17 December 2015 13 November 1983
Leader's seat Twickenham none[n 5] none[n 6]
Last election 12 seats, 7.4% 10 seats, 0.9% 7 seats, 0.8%
Seats needed Increase 314 N/A[n 7] N/A[n 7]

The Next United Kingdom general election is due to take place on the 5 May 2022. It will elect the 58th Parliament of the United Kingdom.

2017 general election[change | change source]

In 2017 the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom Theresa May called for an early election. Most of the opinion polls said the Conservative Party would win a big majority. However, the election ended with a hung parliament with the Conservatives losing seats and the Labour Party gaining seats.

Date[change | change source]

The election is not due to take place until 5 May 2022 but because there is a hung parliament some people think the government will be forced to call another election before then if it can't pass any new laws or loses a No Confidence vote.

References[change | change source]

  1. The Sixth Periodic Review of Westminster constituencies is currently due to be implemented in 2018 and would reduce the number of seats to 600.
  2. Nicola Sturgeon sits as an MSP in the Scottish Parliament.
  3. Seat figure does not include Speaker of the House of Commons John Bercow, who is included in the Conservative seat total by some media outlets.
  4. Party only stands in Scotland.
  5. Arlene Foster sits as an MLA in the Northern Ireland Assembly for Fermanagh and South Tyrone.
  6. Gerry Adams sits as a TD in the Irish Dáil Éireann.
  7. 7.0 7.1 Party only stands in Northern Ireland.