A UK general election is a voting election to determine the member of Parliament (MP) of each constituency that is elected to the House of Commons. The most recent UK general election was in December 2019. In the UK, there must be a general election no more than five years apart. The prime minister determines when the general election will be. The next UK general election is expected to take place in Spring or Autumn 2024. Find all our latest news, comment and analysis on UK general elections here.