Next United Kingdom general election

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Next United Kingdom general election

← 2017 5 May 2022
(For possibility of early election, see § Date of the election.)
← List of MPs elected in the United Kingdom general election, 2017

All 650 seats in the House of Commons[n 1]
326 seats needed for a majority
Opinion polls
Jeremy Corbyn
Nicola Sturgeon
Leader TBD Jeremy Corbyn Nicola Sturgeon
Party Conservative Labour SNP
Leader since TBD 12 September 2015 14 November 2014
Leader's seat TBD Islington North None[n 2]
Last election 317 seats, 42.4% 262 seats, 40.0% 35 seats, 3.0%
Current seats 316[n 4] 257 35
Seats needed Increase10 Increase69 n/a[n 3]

Vince Cable
Arlene Foster
Mary Lou McDonald
Leader Vince Cable Arlene Foster Mary Lou McDonald
Party Liberal Democrat Democratic Unionist Sinn Féin
Leader since 20 July 2017 17 December 2015 10 February 2018
Leader's seat Twickenham None[n 7] None[n 5]
Last election 12 seats, 7.4% 10 seats, 0.9% 7 seats, 0.8%
Current seats 11 10 7
Seats needed Increase314 n/a[n 6] n/a[n 6]

Incumbent Prime Minister

Theresa May

2010 election MPs
2015 election MPs
2017 election MPs

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.

Before a vote of no confidence in December 2018, Prime Minister Theresa May said that she would not lead her party in the upcoming general election.[1]

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 for Glasgow Southside.
  3. Party only stands in Scotland (59 seats). It does not stand in enough seats to obtain a majority.
  4. 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.
  5. Mary Lou McDonald sits as a TD in the Irish Dáil Éireann for Dublin Central.
  6. 6.0 6.1 Party only stands in Northern Ireland (18 seats). It does not stand in enough seats to obtain a majority.
  7. Arlene Foster sits as an MLA in the Northern Ireland Assembly for Fermanagh and South Tyrone.
  1. Ahead of no-confidence vote, U.K. leader Theresa May says she won't lead her party in next election