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General election

When are they held?

Members of Parliament (MPs)

The voting system

Information on General elections

When are they held?

General elections are usually held every five years but one can be called at any time.  If no election is called in-between time, the next scheduled election is the first Thursday in May  2022.

Member of Parliament (MPs)

The Mansfield constituency has one MP.

See details of your MP.

The voting system

Each voter has one vote in the Mansfield constituency. The candidate with the most votes becomes the MP for that area. This voting system is called first past the post.

Usually, the political party with the most MPs then forms the government. However, two or more parties with a combined majority of MPs may form a coalition government.

Visit Your Vote Matters for more information on general elections.