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Past elections & referendums

In this area you can find a range of information about past elections and referendums in the UK.

This information includes:

  • results of elections and referendums
  • guidance that we issued for those involved in the polls
  • information that we provided to voters in the run-up to the polls

UK general election 2017

Here you can find our series of reports on the UK general election held on Thursday 8 June 2017.

How the 2017 UK general election was run

In this report we found that June’s UK general election was administered well by local Returning Officers, but the warning signs of an increasingly under-resourced electoral system cannot be ignored.

Read our report on the administration of the 2017 UK general election

Political finance regulation at the 2017 general election

The report identifies specific issues that emerged during the June 2017 UK Parliamentary general election campaign and highlights the proactive work we undertook to ensure that candidates, political parties and non-party campaigners were informed of, and complied with, the rules.

Read our report on regulating political finance at the 2017 UK general election

Electoral registration at the 2017 general election

This report sets out our analysis of key data about electoral registration applications and the electoral registers, and identifies issues and recommendations for further improving and modernising the system, which we believe to be urgently needed.

Read our report on the registration of voters ahead of the 2017 UK general election


Local government elections in Wales

On Thursday 4 May, 2017 elections took place across all of Wales’ 22 local authority areas. Our analysis and research with voters and campaigners shows high levels of satisfaction and confidence in the way in which these elections were run across the country.

Read more in our report on the local government elections in Wales

Scottish council elections

Our analysis and research of the May 2017 Scottish council elections shows high levels of satisfaction and confidence in the process. Our assessment is that the elections were well run.

Read more in our report on the Scottish council elections


Elections & referendums