Next United Kingdom general election

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Next United Kingdom general election

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

All 650 seats in the House of Commons[n 1]
326[n 2] seats needed for a majority
Opinion polls
Theresa May
Jeremy Corbyn
Leader Theresa May[n 3] Jeremy Corbyn
Party Conservative Labour
Leader since 11 July 2016 12 September 2015
Leader's seat Maidenhead Islington North
Last election 317 seats, 42.4% 262 seats, 40.0%
Current seats 313[n 4] 246
Seats needed Increase13 Increase80

Nicola Sturgeon
Vince Cable
Leader Nicola Sturgeon Vince Cable[n 5]
Party SNP Liberal Democrat
Leader since 14 November 2014 20 July 2017
Leader's seat None[n 6] Twickenham
Last election 35 seats, 3.0% 12 seats, 7.4%
Current seats 35 11
Seats needed n/a[n 7] Increase315

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.[3]

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.

Polling[change | change source]

Opinion polling for the next United Kingdom general election.svg

References[change | change source]

  1. The Sixth Periodic Review of Westminster constituencies was due to be implemented in 2018 and would have reduced the number of seats to 600.
  2. Given that Sinn Féin MPs do not take their seats and the Speaker and deputies do not vote, the number of MPs needed for a majority is, in practice, likely to be slightly lower.
  3. May has announced that she will resign as Leader of the Conservative Party on 7 June 2019, remaining Prime Minister until a successor is elected.[1]
  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. Cable has declared his intention to resign the leadership of the Liberal Democrats on 23 July.[2]
  6. Nicola Sturgeon sits as an MSP in the Scottish Parliament for Glasgow Southside.
  7. Party only stands in Scotland (59 seats). It does not stand in enough seats to obtain a majority.
  1. "Theresa May to resign as prime minister". BBC News. 24 May 2019. Retrieved 24 May 2019.
  2. "Vince Cable kicks off Lib Dem leadership contest as he confirms departure date". PoliticsHome. 24 May 2019. Retrieved 24 May 2019.
  3. Ahead of no-confidence vote, U.K. leader Theresa May says she won't lead her party in next election