Parliamentary general elections

A UK Parliamentary General Election will be held on Thursday 12 December 2019. At this election, voters will elect a candidate to represent them in Parliament, as a Member of Parliament (MP).

The UK is currently divided into 650 areas called parliamentary constituencies, each of which is represented by one MP in the House of Commons. Parliamentary constituencies are made up of a number of electoral wards from district councils so parliamentary boundaries may cross over one or more district council boundaries.

There are two constituencies within the Broadland District Council area which we are responsible for, as follows:

  • Broadland constituency (which also includes some electoral wards from North Norfolk District Council)
  • Norwich North constituency (which also includes some electoral wards from Norwich City Council)

If you would like to see a map of all political boundaries, please visit the Ordnance Survey Boundaries interactive map.

Find out about the candidates in your constituency and your polling station.

Make sure you are registered to vote

If you are not on the register of electors, you cannot vote in elections. If you have not yet registered or have recently moved, you will need to register by midnight Tuesday 26 November 2019 for this election. The easiest way is to register online. You will need your National Insurance number and date of birth in order to register.

Application for a postal or proxy vote

If you are away on polling day or you would rather vote by post, you can apply for a postal vote. Application forms are available from the Elections Team or you can download a postal vote form. Completed postal vote applications must be completed and returned by 5pm on Tuesday 26 November 2019.

It is anticipated that the first batch of postal votes will be sent out around Monday 25 November 2019. However, only those voters already on the postal vote list will receive them around this date. Anyone now applying for a postal vote specifically for this election, will be sent out their postal vote around 3 December 2019. Therefore, if going away before this date you should apply for your postal vote to be sent to an alternative address or consider applying for a proxy vote (get someone to vote on your behalf).

Completed proxy applications must be returned by 5pm on Wednesday 4 December 2019.

For further information on the parliamentary election or to request a nomination pack, contact the Elections Team or refer to the Electoral Commission website. Nomination papers for the constituencies within the Broadland District must be submitted to the Acting Returning Officer in person by 4pm on Thursday 14 November 2019.

You can also view documents relating to the forthcoming UK Parliamentary General Election.

The Count

Broadland, Norwich North and South Norfolk constituencies are being counted at The Arena, Norfolk Showground, Dereham Road, Norwich, NR5 0TT. The count will start at 10pm and only certain people can attend the counting of votes so admission will be strictly controlled.