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How often are elections normally held?

Election Frequency Next date
District and Parish Every 4 years 6 May 2027
Police and Crime Commissioner Every 4 years 4  May 2028
County Council Every 4 years 1 May 2025
Parliamentary (MPs) Every 5 years Jan 2025 at the latest 


By-elections are held to fill any vacancies that may occur during the period between elections. Vacancies can arise due to the death, disqualification or resignation of a Councillor or MP.

These elections can be held at any time.

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