General Election 2024

1. About the General Election 2024

Following the announcement of the Prime Minister, Parliament will be dissolved and a general election held on Thursday 4 July 2024.

There are 3 constituencies within the Stockport Council area: Cheadle, Hazel Grove and Stockport. Each constituency is represented by a Member of Parliament, who will be elected on Thursday 4 July.


Registering to vote

In order to vote in this election, you must be registered to vote and be either a British, Irish or qualifying Commonwealth citizen. Citizens of European Union member states are not eligible to vote in General Elections.

The deadline to register to vote for this election is midnight on Tuesday 18 June 2024. To find out more, visit our register to vote webpage.

If you were registered to vote by Monday 27 March, you'll receive a poll card around Monday 10 June with information about the upcoming election and your designated polling station. If you registered to vote after this date, a poll card will be sent to you on Wednesday 26 June. Remember that you do not need to take your card with you in order to vote, and it cannot be used in place of photographic ID.

Voting by post

If you wish to vote by post and do not currently have a postal vote in place, you will need to apply for one by 5pm on Wednesday 19 June 2024. You can find out more about voting by post by visiting our ways of voting webpage.

Voting by proxy

To vote by proxy (appoint someone you trust to vote on your behalf) you need to apply for one by 5pm on Wednesday 26 June 2024. If you are an overseas voter, we strongly recommend you consider voting by proxy instead of by post.

Standing as a candidate

If you wish to stand as a candidate at the general election, you must be validly nominated as a candidate by 4pm on Friday 7 June 2024.

For more information about this process, or if you have any questions, contact Electoral Services as soon as possible at

A election deposit is £500. You can use our online form to pay an election deposit.

Finding your local polling station

To find you where to vote, you can use our find your polling station webpage.

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