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.
When was the last general election?
The last general election was held on Thursday 12 December 2019.
On what dates did previous general elections take place?
The 2017 General Election - polling day was 8 June 2017
The 2015 General Election - polling day was 7 May 2015
The following notes produced by the House of Commons Library give dates for UK parliamentary general elections in the past.
- UK Election statistics 1918 -2019: A century of elections
- Election timetables: Model election timetable; Dates of election announcement, prorogation, dissolution, polling day and assembly of Parliament 1918-2010
- General election dates 1832-2005
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?
- General Election 2019 (12 December 2019) - Commons Library briefing
- General Election 2017 (8 June 2017): Commons Library briefing
- General Election 2015 (7 May 2015): Commons Library briefing
- General Election 2010 (6 May 2010): Commons Library briefing
- General Election 2005 (5 May 2005): Commons Library briefing
- General Election Results 7 June 2001: Commons Library briefing
- General Election Results 1 May 1997: Commons Library briefing
- General Election results 9 April 1992: House of Commons Information Office Factsheet
- General Election results 11 June 1987: House of Commons Information Office Factsheet
- General Election results 9 June 1983: House of Commons Information Office Factsheet
The Electoral Commission
The Electoral Commission publishes the official results of elections in the United Kingdom.
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