Report: May 2019 European Parliamentary elections and local elections

Overview

On 23 May 2019 people across the UK voted in elections to the European Parliament, which had remained scheduled in law, but had not been expected to take place. For people in Northern Ireland and parts of England, this poll closely followed scheduled local elections which took place on 2 May. 

Trusted election results rely on public confidence in the administration of the polls. Our research with the public shows that a majority of people were confident the May 2019 elections were well-run, and most voters were satisfied with the voting process. But overall levels of confidence about the European Parliamentary elections and the local government elections in England were lower than at other recent elections.

Delivering the elections – the experience of electoral administrators

Campaigning at the elections

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Last updated: 16 April 2021
Next review: 29 September 2020