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United Kingdom

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House of Commons

This is a bicameral parliament. Switch to theHouse of Lords

Election results

Data on parliamentary elections, including the background, candidates, voter turnout, results and the formation of the new legislature. By default the latest election results are displayed. Select a date to view results from previous elections

Background

Election date(s) The date when elections started and ended for directly or indirectly elected parliaments/chambers. The date of appointments for appointed parliaments/chambers.
12.12.2019
Date of dissolution of the outgoing legislature Date at which the previous legislature (elected at the previous elections) was dissolved.
06.11.2019
Timing of election Timing of election: Upon normal expiry; Early elections; Delayed elections
Early election
Expected date of next elections The expected date at which the next elections should take place, based on law or practice.
02.05.2024
Number of seats at stake Number of seats contested at the elections. Where the parliament/chamber is fully renewed, this number is usually identical to the statutory number of members. Where the parliament/chamber is partially renewed or appointed, the number of seats at stake is usually less than the total number of members.
650
Scope of elections Scope of elections: Full renewal; Partial renewal.
Full renewal

Results

Percentage of seats won by largest party or coalition The percentage is calculated by dividing the number of seats won by the largest party by the number of seats at stake in the election.
56.15%
Alternation of power after elections The results of the elections caused a change in the government. "Not applicable" to countries using the presidential system when parliamentary and presidential elections are held separately, to countries in political transition or where there is no party system.
No
Parties or coalitions winning seats
Political groups winning seats breakdown
Political group Total
Conservative Party 365
Labour Party 202
Scottish National Party 47
Liberal Democrats 11
Democratic Unionist Party 8
Sinn Fein 7
Plaid Cymru 4
Social Democratic and Labour Party (SDLP) 2
Green Party 1
Alliance Party 1
Independents 1
The Speaker 1
Members elected, by sex
Number of men elected
430
Number of women elected
220
Percentage of women elected The percentage is calculated by dividing the number of women elected in the election and the number of seats at stake at the election.
33.85%
Sources
British IPU Group (16.12.2019) https://www.bbc.com/
Women Directly Elected
220

New legislature

Date of the first session The date when the newly elected parliament/chamber was convened for the first time. It may be different from the date when members were sworn in.
17.12.2019
First Speaker of the new legislature
First Speaker of the new legislature First name of the Speaker of the new legislature following the election or renewal.
Sir Lindsay Hoyle (Male)
Date of election
17.12.2019