General Election 2017

On Thursday 8 June there are elections to vote for the members of the UK Parliament. 

Who can vote in the election? 

So long as they are registered to vote people (franchise) who can vote in the elections are:

  • British Citizens residing in the United Kingdom and overseas
  • Qualifying Commonwealth Citizens (including Cyprus and Malta)
  • Citizens of the Republic of Ireland

 European Union citizens are not entitled to vote in this election


Bromley has three constituencies:

  • Beckenham
  • Bromley & Chislehurst
  • Orpington

The wards of Clock House, Crystal Palace and Penge and Cator form part of the Lewisham West and Penge constituency under the responsibility of the London Borough of Lewisham.

In each constituency there will be one ballot paper - a voter has one vote for the candidate of their choice.

About four weeks before the General Election a poll card will be sent to everyone who is eligible to vote.  The card shows when, where and how to vote.  The card is for information only and you do not need it to vote.

Frequently asked questions about voting

Key dates 

  • Thursday 4 May  - publication of Notice of Election

  • Thursday 11 May 4pm - deadline for nominations

  • Thursday 11 May 5pm - publication of  Statement of Persons Nominated

  • Monday 22 May - deadline for receiving applications to register to vote

  • Tuesday 23 May 5pm - deadline for receiving applications to vote by post

  • Wednesday 31 May 5pm - deadline for receiving applications to vote by proxy

  • Friday 2 June - issue of replacement lost/spoilt postal votes starts

  • Thursday 8 June 7am to 10pm -  polling day

  • Thursday 8 June 5pm -  deadline for receipt of emergency proxy applications

  • Thursday 8 June from 10pm - count and results declared