General elections for members of the UK parliament (MPs)
Previous election results
2015 General election - Thursday 7 May 2015
Get the results for each constituency below:
2010 General election - Thursday 6 May 2010
Standing as a candidate in a general election
To become a Member of Parliament (MP) you must be elected in a UK Parliamentary or General Election.
You need to be at least 18 years old and one of the below:
- A British citizen
- A citizen of the Republic of Ireland
- A citizen of a commonwealth country who does not require leave to enter or remain in the UK, or has indefinite leave to remain in the UK
The first step is to be nominated. In order to become a validly nominated candidate, you will need to submit a completed set of nomination forms together with a deposit to the Returning Officer.
If you want to stand as an MP or will be an Agent on behalf of a candidate or party at the election, you can find out how to stand for election on the UK Parliament website.
The best source of information for candidates and agents is the Electoral Commission's website.