General Election 2017

The UK general election took place on the 8 June 2017. Find out what a hung parliament is, what happens next, explore your constituency, and more.

What is a hung Parliament?

When a general election results in no single political party winning an overall majority, it is known as a hung Parliament.

General Election timetable

What happens next in the General Election 2017?

Explore your constituency

The United Kingdom is currently divided into 650 parliamentary constituencies, find out more about your constituency.

What is a general election?

A general election is an opportunity for people in every part of the UK to choose their MP. Find out how it works.

Educational resources

Browse general election teaching resources by keystage, subject or resource type.

History of general elections

Explore the history of elections in the UK and read analysis and statistics on election results and voter turnout.

Elections and voting video

Elections and voting videoWatch this short video for a quick overview of how elections and voting work in the UK.

Visit Parliament

Visiting Parliament

Parliament is open for visitors to take a tour, attend debates or watch committee hearings inside one of the world’s most iconic buildings.

General Election Artist 2017

The official UK General Election Artist, Cornelia Parker, is taking inspiration from events across the country and will then create a unique work of art. You can follow her journey on Instagram.

Image: Courtesy the artist and Frith Street Gallery, London