Previous general elections in the UK

Previous general elections in the UK

The 2019 general election took place on Thursday 12 December. Here are some answers to frequently asked questions about previous general elections and links to impartial summaries and analysis of past election results.

The last general election was held on Thursday 12 December 2019. The previous general election was held on Thursday 8 June 2017.

The following notes produced by the House of Commons Library give dates for UK parliamentary general elections.

1974. The first general election was on Thursday 28 February 1974, the second on Thursday 10 October 1974.

The Electoral Commission

The Electoral Commission publishes the official results of elections in the United Kingdom.

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