What elections can I vote in?

Brent

Local elections

Every 4 years 63 councillors are elected across 21 electoral wards (three councillors represent each ward) in the borough.

When are the next local elections?

The last local elections took place in 2014 and you will elect your local councillors again in 2018.

By-elections can take place at any time to fill a vacancy caused by a councillor resigning, dying or becoming disqualified from office.

Who can vote in local elections?

You can vote in local elections if you're:

  • a British citizen - excluding overseas electors
  • a qualifying Commonwealth citizen (including Cyprus and Malta)
  • from Ireland
  • a European Union citizen.

London

London elections

A Mayor and 25 Assembly Members are elected to represent London every 4 years.

Fourteen of the Assembly Members represent a constituency area - in Brent's case, the constituency is called Brent and Harrow - and 11 are elected on a London-wide basis.

When are the next London elections?

The current Mayor of London and Greater London Assembly were elected in 2016. The next elections will be held on Thursday 7 May 2020.

By-elections can take place at any time to fill a vacancy caused by the Mayor or an Assembly Member resigning, dying or becoming disqualified from office.

Who can vote in London elections

You can vote for a Mayor of London if you’re:

  • a British citizen - excluding overseas electors
  • a qualifying Commonwealth citizen (including Cyprus and Malta)
  • from Ireland
  • a European Union citizen.

UK Parliament

General elections

UK general elections take place every 5 years and there are 3 Members of Parliament (MPs) elected to represent Brent's constituencies:

  • Brent Central
  • Brent North
  • Hampstead and Kilburn (which extends into Camden).

When is the next general election?

The last general election took place in 2015 and the next one will take place in 2017.

By-elections can take place at any time to fill a vacancy caused by an MP resigning, dying or becoming disqualified from office.

Who can vote in general elections?

You can vote in general elections if you’re:

  • a British citizen
  • a qualifying Commonwealth citizen (including Cyprus and Malta)
  • from Ireland.

Europe

European elections

London is a constituency of the European Parliament.

Every 5 years, 8 Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) are elected to represent the city.

When are the next European elections?

The last European elections took place on Thursday 22 May 2014. The next elections will take place in 2019. However, this may change depending on the UK’s withdrawal from the European Union.

By-elections can take place at any time to fill a vacancy caused by a MEP resigning, dying or becoming disqualified from office.

Who can vote in European elections?

You can vote in European elections if you’re:

  • a British citizen
  • a qualifying Commonwealth citizen (including Cyprus and Malta)
  • from Ireland
  • a European Union citizen.

Your voting rights

Citizens of the European Union (not including the UK, Ireland, Cyprus and Malta) have the option to vote either in their home country or in the UK.

Before every European election we will send you a declaration to enable you to vote in the UK should you want to do this.

Voting in the UK means that you will not be able to vote in your home country.