Hounslow Council


Elections and Voting

General Election 2015

The general election is taking place on Thursday 7 May 2015.

In the general election, you will have one vote to choose a candidate to represent your constituency in the House of Commons.

There are two parliamentary constituencies in the London Borough of Hounslow which are:

  • Brentford and Isleworth

  • Feltham and Heston

To be eligible to vote in this election you must be a registered elector who is:

  • resident in the constituency

  • not subject to any legal incapacity to vote (age apart)

  • British, Irish or qualifying Commonwealth citizen (qualifying means you have leave to enter or remain in the UK or do not require such leave)

  • of voting age

Citizens of the European Union (apart from those who are British, Irish, Maltese or Cypriot) are not eligible to vote in UK parliamentary general elections.

To find out how you can register to vote go to our Registering to vote page.

Important dates

You can register to vote at this election up to midnight on 20 April 2015, but please don’t leave it until the deadline to register – we can’t guarantee you’ll be registered.

In early April, every registered elector who is eligible to vote in the general election will receive a poll card, which provides details for how the elector can vote on polling day. If you need to know before then, contact the council’s Electoral Services at elections@hounslow.gov.uk or on 020 8583 2828

The deadline for postal vote applications is 5pm on 21 April 2015.

The deadline for proxy vote applications is 5pm on 28 April 2015.

If you are registered under the new system of Individual Electoral Registration by the time the register is published on 1 April 2015 and we had received your application to vote by post by Thursday 19 March, your postal vote will be dispatched around Friday 17 April.

If you lose your postal vote or do not receive it, a new one cannot be issued before Thursday 30 April 2015

Information about the candidates standing for election in both constituencies will be published here by 5pm on Thursday 9 April 2015.

If you wish to stand as a candidate, information is available on the nominations page.

Contact us

Email: elections@hounslow.gov.uk

Tel: 020 8583 2828

Electoral Services
Civic Centre
Lampton Road
Hounslow
TW3 4DN