General Election 2019

UK Parliamentary General Election - 12 December 2019

The United Kingdom General Election of 2019 is due to take place on Thursday 12 December 2019 to elect a Member of Parliament (MP) to the Westminster Parliament for the Na h-Eileanan an Iar Constituency.

At general elections in the United Kingdom, voting takes place in single-member constituencies to elect Members of Parliament (MPs) to seats in the House of Commons, the lower house of the Parliament. There are 650 constituencies represented in the House, with an MP for each constituency, 59 of which are in Scotland. The leader of the party or coalition of parties that can command a majority of elected members will be invited by the British Monarch to become the next Prime Minister.

Returning Officers are responsible for the conduct of the poll in their local area. The Returning Officer for the Na h-Eileanan an Iar Constituency is Mr Malcolm Burr.

All of the relevant deadlines for the UK Parliamentary Election are detailed in the Election Timetable. Information for Candidates and Agents is available on the Electoral Commission (Opens in a new window or downloads a file) website.

Register to Vote

To vote at this election you must be on the Register of Electors and be:-

  • 18 or over on 12 December 2019;
  • British or qualifying Commonwealth citizens (this means Commonwealth citizens who have leave to remain in the UK or do not require such leave; or
  • Citizen of the Republic of Ireland

If you are not on the Register of Electors you must apply by Tuesday 26 November 2019. With the introduction of Online Registration (Opens in a new window or downloads a file), it’s now easier than ever to register to vote. It only takes a few minutes.

You can also contact the Electoral Registration Office for more information about registering to vote.

Contact Details

The Electoral Registration Officer

42 Point Street
Stornoway
Isle of Lewis
HS1 2XF
Tel: 01851 706262
Fax: 01851 706843
e-Mail:  assessor@highland.gov.uk

Election Office

Council Offices
Sandwick Road
Stornoway
Isle of Lewis
HS1 2BW
Tel:  01851 822613
Fax:  01851 705349
e-Mail:  elections@cne-siar.gov.uk