UK Parliamentary General Election – Thursday 4 July 2024

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The 2024 UK General Election will be held on Thursday 4 July 2024, four and a half years after the previous one took place in December 2019. It will determine the composition of the House of Commons which determines the UK government.

Salford residents can help shape the country’s future by choosing who they want to represent them nationally as their Member of Parliament (MP). Make sure you are registered to vote before Tuesday 18 June to have your say on Thursday 4 July. It’s the first general election where voter identification will be a legal requirement to vote at a polling station.

Read on for voter guidance including candidates standing in the Salford and Worsley and Eccles constituencies. Election notices can be found as downloadable documents at the bottom of the page alongside a guide from the Electoral Commission, ‘Everything you need to know for the UK Parliament General Election on 4 July.'

Who is standing

Salford Constituency

Candidate Description
ABDULLAH, Mustafa Workers Party - For Britain, For Gaza
AUSTIN, Jake Liberal Democrats - For a fair deal
LEWTHWAITE, Stephen James Social Democratic Party
LONG-BAILEY, Rebecca Labour Party
OLSEN, Wendy Green Party
SCOTT, Hilary The Conservative Party Candidate
WHALLEY, Keith Reform UK

Worsley and Eccles constituency

Candidate Description
BARGHOUTI, Nas Workers Party
BIRTWISTLE, Craig Thomas Reform UK
DE VINCENZO, Jemma Louise Liberal Democrats - For a fair deal
GRIFFITHS, Sally Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition
JONES, David Green Party
MITCHELL, Bradley Curtis The Conservative Party Candidate
MOLONEY, Danny Independent
WHEELER, Michael Joseph Labour Party

Constituency changes 

This will be the first general election that constituency boundary changes across the country come into effect following a national review. 

There are now four parliamentary constituencies in the Salford area. Two are made up of primarily Salford wards and two are under the jurisdiction of other councils.

  • Salford constituency - made up of these nine Salford City Council wards - Blackfriars and Trinity, Broughton, Claremont, Ordsall, Pendlebury and Clifton, Pendlebury and Charlestown, Quays, Swinton Park, Weaste and Seedley
  • Worsley and Eccles constituency – made up of these seven Salford City Council wards - Barton and Winton, Boothstown and Ellenbrook, Cadishead and Lower Irlam, Eccles, Higher Irlam and Peel Green, Swinton and Wardley, Worsley and Westwood Park

Worsley and Eccles constituency also includes some districts from Wigan’s Astley area that form part of Wigan Metropolitan Borough Council.

The below two Parliamentary constituencies include Salford wards but are under the jurisdiction of other local authorities, Bolton and Bury respectively.

These boundary changes only relate to parliamentary constituencies, the area an MP is elected to represent in Parliament. They don’t affect local authority boundaries so services such as bin collections remain the same and residents in these four wards continue to pay council tax to Salford City Council.

Who can vote? 

To vote in a General Election you must:

  • be registered to vote
  • be 18 or over on the day of the election (‘polling day’)
  • be a British, Irish or qualifying Commonwealth citizen
  • be resident at an address in the UK (or a British citizen living abroad who is registered as an overseas voter
  • not be legally excluded from voting

Casting your vote

Whether you vote by post or in person, you’ll have one ballot paper listing all candidates standing in your constituency. Mark the box next to your preferred candidate’s name carefully with an X so it’s clear who you’re voting for.

Voter ID

You must now show an acceptable form of photo ID to vote in a polling station. If you don’t have one, apply online by 5pm on Wednesday 26 June for a free Voter Authority Certification (VAC). If you need help or support, pop into your local gateway centre where staff will assist you. Find out more on our voter ID webpage.

Polling stations

The location of your polling station is shown on your poll card and it will be open from 7am to 10pm on Thursday 4 July. They are listed on downloadable documents at the bottom of the webpage and you can also look it up via your postcode.

Postal vote

Whether you’ll be away, busy at work or want to vote from home, get a postal vote to make sure you have your say. It’s easy to apply for a postal vote online or download a form (Adobe PDF format) from our postal voting webpage. The deadline to apply for a postal vote in July’s General Election is 5pm on Wednesday 19 June 2024.

Please follow the instructions sent with your postal pack ensuring that you provide your signature and date of birth on the security statement that you return with your ballot papers. Find out more about postal voting in this short video.

If you forget to send your postal vote back in time, you can hand deliver it to any polling station in Salford before 10pm on polling day.

Proxy Vote

If you’re unable to vote on the day you can apply for a proxy vote, to appoint someone trusted to vote on your behalf. For urgent help, please call customer services on 0161 793 2500. The deadline to apply for a proxy vote for the forthcoming July General Election is 5pm on Wednesday 26 June.

Your vote is yours alone

Your vote doesn’t belong to anyone who intimidates you, pretends to be you, tries to bribe you, or enter the polling booth with you. It’s your vote and yours alone.

If someone tries to take your vote, or the vote of anyone you know, contact Crimestoppers anonymously by calling 0800 555 111 or visit the Crimestoppers website.

The results

The count for the General Election will take place after the polls have closed at 10pm on Thursday 4 July. The results for Salford borough and Worsley and Eccles county will be published on the results page of our website and shared on Facebook and X (formerly Twitter).

Timetable for a UK Parliamentary general election on 4 July 2024

The days which are disregarded in calculating the timetable for a UK Parliamentary election are Saturday, Sunday, bank holidays and any day appointed for public thanksgiving or mourning.

Please be aware that the timetable may change in the event of days being appointed for public thanksgiving or mourning.

The writ is taken to be received on the day following the dissolution of Parliament even in the event that the physical delivery of the writ is delayed.

Event

Working days before poll (deadline if not midnight)

Date

Dissolution of Parliament

25 days

Thursday 30 May

Receipt of writ (taken as the day following the dissolution of Parliament)

24 days

Friday 31 May

Publication of notice of election

 

Not later than 22 days (4pm)

Tuesday 4 June (4pm)

Delivery of nomination papers

Between 10am and 4pm on any working day after the publication of the notice of election until 4pm on the sixth day after the date of dissolution

Until Friday 7 June (4pm)

Deadline for delivery of nomination papers

19 days (4pm)

Friday 7 June (4pm)

Deadline for withdrawals of nomination

19 days (4pm)

Friday 7 June (4pm)

Making objections to nomination papers

(except for objections on the grounds that an individual candidate may be disqualified under the Representation of the People Act 1981 – see Commission guidance)

On 19 days (10am to 5pm), subject to the following:

Between 10am and 12 noon objections can be made to all delivered nominations

Between 12 noon and 5pm objections can only be made to nominations delivered after 4pm, 20 days before the poll

Friday 7 June (10am to 5pm)

10am – 12noon objections can be made to all delivered nomination papers

12noon – 5pm only on those nomination papers delivered after 4pm on 6 June

Deadline for the notification of appointment of election agent

19 days (4pm)

Friday 7 June (4pm)

Publication of statement of persons nominated, including notice of poll and situation of polling stations

If no objections: on 19 days (at 5pm)

If objection(s) are made: Not before objection(s) are disposed of but not later than 18 days (4pm)

Friday 7 June (5pm)

If objection(s) are made: not before objection(s) are disposed of but not later than Monday 10 June (4pm)

Publication of first interim election notice of alteration

On 19 days

Friday 7 June

Deadline for receiving applications for registration

12 days

Tuesday 18 June

Deadline for receiving new postal vote and postal proxy applications, and for changes to existing postal or proxy votes

11 days (5pm)

Wednesday 19 June (5pm)

Deadline for receiving new applications to vote by proxy (not postal proxy or emergency proxies)

6 days (5pm)

Wednesday 26 June (5pm)

Deadline for receiving applications for Voter Authority Certificates

6 days (5pm)

Wednesday 26 June (5pm)

Publication of second interim election notice of alteration

Between 18 days and 6 days

Between Monday 10 June and Wednesday 26 June

Publication of final election notice of alteration

5 days

Thursday 27 June

Deadline for notification of appointment of polling and counting agents

5 days

Thursday 27 June

First date that electors can apply for a replacement for lost postal votes

4 days

Friday 28 June

Deadline for notification of appointment of sub agents

2 days

Tuesday 2 July

Polling day

0 (7am to 10pm)

7am to 10pm Thursday 4 July 2024

Last time for re-issue of spoilt or lost postal votes

0 (5pm)

Thursday 4 July (5pm)

Deadline for emergency proxy applications

0 (5pm)

Thursday 4 July (5pm)

Last time to alter the register due to clerical error or court appeal

0 (9pm)

Thursday 4 July (9pm)

Deadline for production of temporary Voter Authority Certificate

0 (10pm)

Thursday 4 July (10pm)

After the declaration of result

Delivery of return as to election expenses Deadline for sending postal vote identifier rejection notices
Within 35 calendar days after the date the election result is declared

If result is declared on 4 July:

Thursday 8 August

If result is declared on 5 July:

Friday 9 August

Within the period of three months beginning with the date of the poll Friday 4 October

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This page was last updated on 13 June 2024

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