General election

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 2022.

The Mansfield constituency has one MP.

See details of your MP on the Parliament website (opens in a new window)

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.