You appear to be using an unsupported browser, and it may not be able to display this site properly. You may wish to upgrade your browser.

UK elections

General elections

When you vote in a general election, you are voting for a Member of Parliament (MP). There are 650 MPs across the UK - Scotland has 59 MPs. Each area, called a 'constituency', is represented by an MP.

MPs consider and propose news laws on issues controlled by the UK Parliament. These are known as 'reserved matters'.

You must be aged 18 or over to vote in the UK Parliament elections.

You can find your local MP on the Parliament website.

Back to top