The Electoral Commission

The independent body which oversees elections and regulates political finance in the UK

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Previous UK general elections

On this page, you will find:

  • links to detailed results of UK general elections
  • public awareness work we carried about ahead of previous polls
  • UK general election guidance for electoral administrators

Reporting on UK general elections

Following elections we publish reports on how the elections were run.

Regulation of election campaign spending and donations

After an election, we publish data and reports about spending and donations reported by campaigners.

Information for electoral administrators

Before a UK general election, we produce guidance for those running the election. This guidance includes what to do before the poll, how to verify the count and what to do following the declaration of the result.

Find our most recent UK general election guidance on our UK Parliamentary election page

Elections and referendums