What constituency am I in and how did my area vote at the last general election? How to find out

Prime Minister Rishi Sunak speaks at a 2024 general election campaign event  (PA Wire)
Prime Minister Rishi Sunak speaks at a 2024 general election campaign event (PA Wire)

Rishi Sunak has called an early UK general election for Thursday, July 4 — but faces a huge battle to retain power with Labour leading the Tories by 20 points in the polls.

The embattled prime minister vowed to “fight for every vote” after announcing the election date outside Number 10 Downing Street on Wednesday evening (May 22).

“In the last five years, our country has fought through the most challenging times since the Second World War,” he said.

“As I stand here as your prime minister, I can’t help but reflect that my first proper introduction to you was just over four years ago.”

He added: “Now is the moment for Britain to choose its future, to decide whether we want to build on the progress we have made or risk going back to square one with no plan and no certainty.”

The last general election was on December 12, 2019. Boris Johnson, the then-prime minister, called the election after months of parliamentary deadlock that delayed Brexit.

Another general election was held in 2017 called by then-prime minister Theresa May. She had hoped to strengthen her hand in the Brexit negotiations.

Here’s how to find out your constituency for the general election 2024 and how the voting went in 2019.

How to find out your constituency for the 2024 general election

You can discover which constituency you're in using the parliament search function.

How to find out how your area voted last time

The Conservatives handsomely won the 2019 general election. The party won 365 seats, 48 more than in 2017, and 43.6 per cent of the vote. The Labour Party won 202 seats and 32.1 per cent of the vote, while the Liberal Democrats claimed only 11 seats.

The Scottish National Party (SNP) won 48 seats and Plaid Cymru retained its four seats in Wales. In Northern Ireland, the Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) won eight seats.

Though the turnout was 67.3 per cent across the UK, a decrease of 1.5 percentage points from 2017 (68.8 per cent), it is still the second-highest since 1997.

Find out the full results of the last general election by constituency here.