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Elections in 2019

UK Parliamentary general election on 12 December

An election to elect a Member of Parliament for the Cambridge constituency will take place on Thursday 12 December 2019.

Poll cards were issued on 11 November and distributed via Royal Mail. Anyone added to the register after this date will receive their poll card in due course.



Postal voting

Postal vote packs for existing postal voters and new applications made up to 4 November, will be issued on 21 November. New applications made between 5 and 26 November will be issued around 27 November.

Completed postal vote packs must be back with the Acting Returning Officer by 10pm on Thursday 12 December. They can be handed into any polling station in the Cambridge constituency on polling day.


If you are interested in standing for election for a political party, you should contact that party in the first instance. If you wish to stand as an independent candidate, please contact us.

Polling stations

Your polling station will be shown on your polling card.

Residents in Queen Edith’s ward

Residents living in the Queen Edith’s ward of the city fall within the South Cambridgeshire constituency. Queries should be directed in the following way:

City council by-election on 8 August

A vacancy on Cambridge City Council occurred in Newnham ward, following the resignation of Cllr Lucy Nethsingha. A by-election took place on Thursday 8 August.


European parliamentary election on 23 May

Elections to the European Parliament took place on Thursday 23 May. Cambridge is in the Eastern Region and elected seven MEPs.

Totals for the local counting area of Cambridge City Council, and the Eastern Region result can be found below:

Pre-election notices

City council elections and county council by-election on 2 May

Elections were held on Thursday 2 May 2019 for 16 of the 42 seats on Cambridge City Council and one seat on Cambridgeshire County Council.

Two of the 16 elections for city council seats were by-elections. These were in King’s Hedges ward, following the sad death of the mayor, Cllr Nigel Gawthrope, and in Trumpington ward, following the resignation of Cllr Donald Adey.

The by-election for a county council seat was for Trumpington division, following the resignation of Cllr Adey.

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