On this page you’ll find information on some of the latest news in the world of UK elections and referendums.

Autumn 2013 canvass changes

25 Apr 2013

Autumn 2013 canvass changes are taking place affecting England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.

South Shields by-election

16 Apr 2013

The South Shields by-election will take place on 2 May.

Local elections 2 May

05 Mar 2013

Local council elections are taking place in some areas of England and on the Isle of Anglesey on 2 May. Visit our elections page for more information.

Mid-Ulster by-election on 7 March

05 Mar 2013

The Mid-Ulster by-election will take place on Thursday, 7 March 2013.

Eastleigh by-election

07 Feb 2013

The Eastleigh by-election will take place on Thursday, 28 February. The registration deadline for these elections is 13 February. Visit our registration page for more information on registering to vote.

Results for PCC elections

15 Nov 2012

Results for PCC elections will be announced by each Police Area Returning Officer, and will be available from You can also check external news sites such as the BBC.

Elections in Bristol on 15 November

23 Oct 2012

On 15 November Bristol will hold it's first elections for Mayor. For more information visit

Police and Crime Commissioner elections on 15 November

23 Oct 2012

The Police and Crime Commissioner elections are happening on 15 November 2012 in England and Wales (excluding London). For information on candidates standing in your area visit

Anglesey council elections

19 Jan 2012

The Welsh Government has announced that elections to Anglesey Council, due in May, will be postponed until 2013.

Aberdeen referendum for proposed City Garden Project

01 Mar 2012

Referendum for proposed City Garden Project will take place in Aberdeen on Thursday, 01 March 2012.

Police and Crime Commissioners elections

21 Sep 2011

The Police Reform and Social Responsibility Act 2011 allows for police authorities in England and Wales, apart from London, to be replaced with directly elected Police and Crime Commissioners (PCCs). The elections take place on 15 November 2012.

Fixed-Term Parliaments Act 2011

21 Sep 2011

The Fixed-Term Parliaments Act 2011 fixes the date of the next UK Parliamentary general election at 7 May 2015, and provides for five-year fixed terms.

UK referendum results

05 May 2011

From 4pm on Friday 6 May, all votes cast in the referendum will begin to be counted. You will be able to follow the local and regional totals, and the final overall result live on our referendum results website.

Official Yes and No Campaigns

22 Mar 2011

We have now designated the official Yes and No Campaigners for the 5 May 2011 referendum on voting systems used to elect MPs.

Wales referendum results

04 Mar 2011

See the results for the referendum on the law-making powers of the National Assembly for Wales.

UK-wide referendum

17 Feb 2011

A UK-wide referendum on the voting system used to elect MPs will take place on 5 May 2011.

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United Kingdom General Election 2015

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