United Kingdom general elections are held following a dissolution of Parliament. All the Members of Parliament (MPs) forming the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom are elected.What triggered the 2017 United Kingdom general election?
This provision of the act was used to trigger the 2017 United Kingdom general election . It is also possible for a general election to be triggered by a separate Act of Parliament which bypasses the Fixed-term Parliaments Act.How many by-elections were there in the 2017–2019 UK general election?
There were five by-elections in the 2017–2019 Parliament, which was the smallest number since the six month parliament that sat between the two general elections in 1974. Three were in seats held by Labour, one by the governing Conservatives and one by Sinn Féin, who do not take up their seats in the House of Commons.Who has the vote in the UK since 1832?
Shares of the vote in general elections since 1832 received by Conservatives (blue), Liberals/Liberal Democrats (orange), Labour (red) and others (grey) In 1801, the right to vote in the United Kingdom was severely restricted. Universal suffrage, on an equal basis for men and women over the age of 21, was established in 1928.