Next United Kingdom general election
All 650 seats in the House of Commons[n 1]
326 seats needed for a majority
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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]
- The Sixth Periodic Review of Westminster constituencies is currently due to be implemented in 2018 and would reduce the number of seats to 600.
- Nicola Sturgeon sits as an MSP in the Scottish Parliament for Glasgow Southside.
- Party only stands in Scotland (59 seats). It does not stand in enough seats to obtain a majority.
- 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.
- Mary Lou McDonald sits as a TD in the Irish Dáil Éireann for Dublin Central.
- Party only stands in Northern Ireland (18 seats). It does not stand in enough seats to obtain a majority.
- Arlene Foster sits as an MLA in the Northern Ireland Assembly for Fermanagh and South Tyrone.