The 2015 general election took place on Thursday 7 May. On this page, you will find the answers to some frequently asked questions about previous general elections and links to impartial summaries and analysis of past election results.
When was the last general election?
The most recent general election was held on Thursday 7 May 2015.
On what dates did previous general elections take place?
The previous general election was held on Thursday 6 May 2010.
The following notes produced by the House of Commons Library give dates for UK parliamentary general elections.
When was the last time two general elections were held in one year?
1974. The first general election was on Thursday 28 February 1974, the second on Thursday 10 October 1974.
Where can I find the results of previous general elections?
House of Commons Library analysis
The House of Commons Library produces briefing papers to inform MPs of key issues. The papers contain factual information and a range of opinions on each subject, and aim to be politically impartial. The Library has prepared the following papers.
The Electoral Commission
The Electoral Commission publishes the official results of elections in the United Kingdom.
Archived House of Commons Information Office factsheets
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