In this section you can find lots of useful
links to other websites with information about registration,
elections and voting. You can also find out about your elected
representatives (like your MP) on some of these sites.
Please note that we are not responsible for
the content of external websites.
Your elected representatives and the
institutions they work in
Past election results
You can find past election results on The
Electoral Commission’s website, in the election
results and analysis section.
The BBC news
website also publishes summaries of recent election results, as
well as the latest news
Organisations involved in registration
and elections in the UK
The electoral register and elections are
primarily managed by local electoral registration and returning
officers. In England and Wales, they are based in local councils.
In Scotland they may be separate offices. You can find their
websites and other contact details by entering your postcode on
The Electoral Commission
The Electoral Commission
is an independent body set up by the UK Parliament. You can see
more details about what we do on the About page.
The Electoral Office for Northern
Electoral Officer in Northern Ireland administers elections and
compiles the Register of Electors in Northern Ireland. He is
independent of Government and is assisted in his duties by the
staff of the Electoral Office for Northern Ireland.
The Ministry of Justice
The Ministry of Justice is the lead
government department for elections. They are responsible for
reforming electoral legislation to improve access, engagement, and
confidence in the system, and maintaining professional delivery of
elections and registration procedures. They also lead on electoral
modernisation, looking at ways of giving people choice in the way
they exercise their vote.
Other useful sites for information about democracy and
The Upmystreet website provides
postcode-specific information about your local area, including
website, which is a project of mysociety, is a non-partisan
website run by a charity which aims to make it easy for people to
keep tabs on their elected and unelected representatives in
Parliament, and other assemblies.
which is a project of mysociety, aims to make it easier
for people to contact their MPs.
Votewise is an independent website
that tells you when an election is announced in your area, who the
candidates are and what they stand for.
aristotle is the Guardian Unlimited's political database. Open
to all and free to use it is packed with information about MPs,
ministers, election candidates and parliamentary activity.
Where is my public
This is a website and
project run by and for young people. It aims to provide young
people with easy and instant access to clear information that
allows them to take action on issues that are important to