Elections dates

Local elections (Plymouth City Council)

Local elections are held on the first Thursday of May every four years. Plymouth holds elections by thirds, meaning a third of seats are contested each year for three years, followed by a year when no elections are held.

  • Next election: Thursday 3 May 2018
  • Last election: Thursday 5 May 2016

Police and Crime Commissioners elections

Police and Crime Commissioners elections are held every four years.

  • Next election: Thursday 7 May 2020
  • Last election: Thursday 5 May 2016

UK Parliament (general) elections

UK Parliament (general) elections are held on the first Thursday in May every five years.

European Parliamentary elections

European Parliamentary elections are held every five years.

  • Next election: Possibly May/June 2019, dependant on when the United Kingdom officially leaves the European Union
  • Last election: Thursday 22 May 2014

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